Eligibility for Aid and Attendance benefits


My 70 yo brother recently had a leg amputated due to diabetes. He was active duty during Vietnam war and receives a CSRS annuity. I would like to see if he qualifies for VA aid and attendance. Is his CSRS considered income in regard to VA aid/attendance?

Jim's Reply:

To seek the Aid and Attendance benefit can be one of the more complex encounters with VA. Rather than asking around to see if he is eligible, I'd suggest that you proceed directly to filing for the benefit. That way if the benefit were to be denied, you'll know exactly what needs to be done should you appeal.