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Veterans Benefits: Aid & Attendance Eligibility and the Application

Veterans Administration benefits are critical to long-term care planning if you are counseling someone in the community. Veterans or widows(ers) of deceased veterans must know if they are eligible for Veterans benefits under the Aid & Attendance (A&A) program. The A&A benefit helps clients afford to live at home with caregivers, including family members, as well as to offset the high cost of assisted living facilities. Because the V.A. eligibility regulations differ in some important ways from Medicaid eligibility, proper counseling can prevent clients from unknowingly creating disqualifications for potential Medicaid eligibility. Topics include:


  • Basic eligibility requirements of the V.A.'s A&A;
  • The difference between service-connected compensation and non-service-related pension;
  • Step-by-step process for the A&A application;
  • How transfers affect A&A eligibility, including transfers into trusts;
  • Variations between A&A eligibility and MassHealth eligibility; and
  • Ethical liabilities for charging clients fees for preparation of an A&A application.

*NOTE: This particular CLE program does NOT meet the training guidelines set forth by the Veterans Administration with regards to the accreditation procedure. If you would like information regarding the training program that does meet the criteria, please contact Elizabeth O'Neil, director of Public and Community Services at or (617) 338-0560.



Alex L. Moschella Jr., Esq., program chair
Moschella & Winston, Somerville

Michael R. Couture, Esq.
Moschella & Winston, Somerville

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