The Veteran's Administration continues to honor these spouses of veterans through several different programs. One key program for senior spouses or surviving spouses of wartime veterans is the Aid & Attendance benefit, a benefit that Veteran Support Center is glad to be able to assist families with.
Gladys Baker is one of the surviving spouses we helped acquire VA benefits. You can read her story here. Gladys was is need of care on a regular basis, and the cost for such care was high. She received a large sum to help pay for this care, a legacy left by her husband.
So the misconception that the Aid & Attendance benefit is not for surviving spouses is simply wrong. Surviving spouses of wartime veterans are eligible for $1,149 a month to help pay for their care. In this way, the veteran's legacy lives on to provide even after death for his wife.
One of the families we helped said: "We are so thankful for all your help to allow mom to have veteran's benefits which allowed her to live [in] a safe and loving assisted living home. I would tell her my dad was still taking care of her because he was a veteran."
Happy Military Spouses Day!
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