Are there income guidelines for the spouse of deceased veteran?

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The VA has posted its Survivors Pension Rate Tables at
http://benefits.va.gov/pension/current_rates_survivor_pen.asp

But their explanation for the Aid & Attendance pension is difficult to follow. Do you have a local veterans agent or veterans service agency in your community? It is important to obtain the help of an experienced person if you are preparing an application for VA benefits.
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My husband, who had Aid and Attendance died March 23. With him went the VA benefit and his Social Security, leaving me with absolutely no income. In desperation and because I have dysarthia and a slight dose of dysphagia the VA rep suggested I get a doctor to write that on a paper the rep gave me and he would file it for Aid and Attendance for me, a non veteran, age 63 just because I was married to him. It's still a 50/50 chance, but better than the $702.00 I would get without it. I would advise a visit to your local vet office to see what you might get.
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If you are asking about the VA aid and attendance benefit, income is just one qualification. I wold assume for other veteran benefits, it would be the same - income is just one qualification. See veteranaid.org.
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Have you double checked your eligibility for Social Security? Call them and explain your age and you are a widow, maybe disabled etc. Do you qualify on your own work record? If yes, you could be drawing on your own now. Were you married to anyone else for at least 10 years?
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There are income guidelines, but they consider the cost of care vs your ability to pay. If your nursing home exceeds your income, you may get up to $1113/month as a surviving spouse, providing you have little or no savings to draw from.
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