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"Aid and Attendance".

Regardless of your personal status, consider passing this along to all veterans, families of veterans or individuals with veterans in their family. 

"Aid and Attendance" is an underutilized special monthly pension benefit offered by the Veterans Administration for veterans and surviving spouses who require in-home care or live in nursing homes. 

To qualify, a veteran (includes the surviving spouse) must have served at least 90 days of active military service,one day of which is during a period of war, and must be discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

The veteran's benefit is $18,234 annually (paid monthly) and increases to $21,615 if a veteran has one dependent. The surviving spouse alone is $11,715 annually. 

For more information regarding VA Pension Benefits, call 1-800-827-1000
Visit http://www.va.gov/ (type "Aid and Attendance" in the search block), or contact your local VA office. 
Apply on-line at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

- The VA Websites for this program can be found in the above links. Unlike typical disability compensation, and as an alternative, this is an income based program. There are certain caveats to the program; VA provides clear instructions regarding what items are considered countable towards income and what is not included.

For those of you that have researched the various web sites and continue to have questions, you may want to contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC, at 202-263-2985. Anyone in this office is available to answer your concerns.

Other VA websites available to research are:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/PENSION/pencalc.asp
http://www.benefits.va.gov/PENSION/vetpen.asp
http://benefits.va.gov/PENSION/rates_veteran_pen12.asp
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Post 1799 Service Officer - Contact Legionnaire Mike Cusick, 703-753-6049, va_22030@yahoo.com
Post 10 Service Officer - Contact Legionnaire Steve Botello, (703) 853-1869, Steve.Botello@gmail.net

Veterans are welcome to use the extensive information
on this page.  If direct contact is needed with Post 1799,
please send your email to our Post Adjutant at:

post1799@gmail.com 

Veterans are also invited to contact the American Legion
Department of Virginia (Richmond) Service Officer at:

vaalserviceofficer@gmail.com 

Phone Numbers

eBenefits General Questions & Technical Issues
1-800-983-0937 (8 a.m.-8 p.m. EST)

Veterans Affairs Benefits & Services
1-800-827-1000, select option 7

Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
DMDC Support Center
1-800-477-8227

DMDC Support Center Login Issues
1-800-372-7437

MyHealtheVet Help Desk
1-877-327-0022

Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)
For a list of frequently used phone numbers, visit www.va.gov. Click "Contact Us."

For Questions, search the Frequently Asked Questions or click on Ask a Question at https://iris.custhelp.com.

Websites

eBenefits
www.ebenefits.va.gov

Burial and Memorial Benefits
www.cem.va.gov

CHAMPVA
www.va.gov/hac/forbeneficiaries/forbeneficiaries.asp

DS Logon Site
www.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/authenticate.do?execution=e1s1

Education Benefits
www.gibill.va.gov

Federeal Jobs
www.usajobs.gov

Health Care Eligibility
www.va.gov/health benefits

Home Loan Guaranty
www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans

Life Insurance
www.insurance.va.gov

Memorial Certificate Program
www.cem.va.gov/pmc.asp

Mental Health
www.mentalhealth.va.gov


My HealtheVet
www.myhealth.va.gov

National Resource Directory
www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov

Prosthetics
www.prosthetics.va.gov

Records
www.archives.gov/st-stlouis/military-personnel

Returning Service Members
www.oefoif.va.gov

VA Vet Centers
www vetcenter.va.gov

VA Home Page
www.va.gov


VA Benefit Payment Rates
www.vba.va.gov/bin/21/rates

VA Forms
www.va.gov/vaforms

Veterans' Employment and Training Service
www.dol.gov/vets

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
www.vetsuccess.gov

Women Veterans
www.womenshealth.va.gov

Post EXCOM on 9Feb17 reported that 16th District declared Steve Botello is the new District Service Officer and Mike Cusick is the Deputy District Duty Officer.
The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the Department of Veterans Services.  Three Veterans Service Representatives are located in the Manassas Benefits Office (Old Town Manassas). Our veterans are invited to contact the Veteran Service Representatives directly.  See the following website for contact information and schedule.

https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/dvs/locations/manassas-benefits-office/