Post Service Officer
"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 (for 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 (type "Aid and Attendance" in the search block), or contact your local VA office. 
Apply on-line at

- 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:
Business Listings
Post Service Officer
Ladies Auxiliary

Post 1799 Service Officer - Contact Greg Alexander, (540) 724-1708, [email protected]
16th District Service Officer - Steve Botello, (703) 853-1869, [email protected]

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:

[email protected] 

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

[email protected] 

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

DMDC Support Center Login Issues

MyHealtheVet Help Desk

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

For Questions, search the Frequently Asked Questions or click on Ask a Question at



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Special Extra Earnings for Military Service
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.

(703) 479-7437
11 January 2019:  Secretary Wilkie, VA, recommends veterans consider using the "VA Welcome Kit" to start exploring benefits and service that you have earned. You can see the "VA Welcome Kit" here:

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