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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Response #2 to Proposed Changes to Aid & Attendance Benefit

The Government Accountability Office published a report on December 14, 2011 taking the VA to task for failing to spread the word about the Aid and Attendance benefit.  Some statistics show only about 5% of wartime veterans eligible for the benefit actually receive it.  The GAO report showed that of the 65 and older veterans receiving the base level pension benefit, about 62% are eligible for the enhanced Aid & Attendance benefit, but only 22% are receiving that enhancement.  See here:http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-153

It appears the VA's had decided that if it is going to be required to spread the word about the Aid & Attendance benefit, it is going to make it harder for wartime veterans to receive it.


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