What are the 2022 VA Aid and Attendance Amounts?

As indicated below, the maximum monthly pension payable to a married veteran in need of Aid and Attendance is now $2,431 per month. The maximum monthly payment to a surviving spouse is now $1,318.

These monthly payments are tax-free money to be used by the veteran or surviving spouse as they see fit, though it is most often used to help pay for in-home, assisted living, or nursing home costs.

Qualifying for this VA Pension can make a dramatic difference in the veteran or surviving spouse’s ability to pay for the daily support they need to stay safe and out of the nursing home.

Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance


If you know a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse of a wartime veteran, make sure they know about this program by sending them a link to the Golowin Legal VA Aid and Attendance page.

Here is a table showing the 2022 VA Aid and Attendance Amounts:

  Maximum Allowable Pension Rate (MAPR) Approx. Monthly Benefit
Veteran (Basic Pension with no dependent) $14,753 $1,229
Veteran (Basic Pension with one dependent) $19,320 $1,610
Veteran (Housebound with no dependent) $18,029 $1,502
Veteran (Housebound with one dependent) $22,596 $1,883
Veteran (Aid and Attendance with no dependent) $24,610 $2,050
Veteran (Aid and Attendance with one dependent) $29,175 $2,431
Each additional child $2,523 $210
Surviving Spouse (Basic Pension with no dependent) $9,896 $824
Surviving Spouse (Housebound with no dependent) $12,094 $1,007
Surviving Spouse (Aid and Attendance with no dependent) $15,816 $1,318
Surviving child $2,523 $210
Veteran Married to Veteran (Both Aid and Attendance) $39,036 $3,253

Click here if you need to order VA discharge papers because the original has been lost. Then, I suggest you record the certified copy with the County Recorder’s Office, which is free in Ohio.

To get help determining if you are or can become eligible for VA Aid and Attendance Pension, or if you need assistance filing a claim, please contact VA Accredited Attorney Russell Golowin at (614) 453-5208 today.

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