Military service is the first and most important qualification for VA Aid & Attendence. What is Aid & Attendence? For a wartime veteran and/or surviving spouse to qualify for a month pension, the veteran must have:
- Served 90 days of active military duty
- Served one day during a defined wartime period (see below):
We often run into veterans and families who are not sure if the veteran has served during a wartime period, or, worse yet, do not have a copy of the discharge.
There are several solutions to check out:
- The county clerk's office where the veteran returned to after the war.
- National Archives website: www.archives.gov. On the home page you can click "Veteran's Service Records" and request a copy if one is on record.
- Michigan Department of Military & Veteran Affairs website: www.mich.gov/dmva. Click "Request Pertaining to Military Records" You should be able to obtain a copy if one is on record there.
There are other qualifcations that must be met. Please call us today to ask us if a veteran or surviving spouse you know qualifies for benefits.
Our staff are accredited claims agents and process your claim right here in Michigan in our Sterling Heights office.