Aid and Attendance is a level of the Non-Service Connected Pension that the VA offers to eligible war-time era veterans. The veteran does not have to have served in direct combat operations, they just need to have served during one of the periods of war that the VA recognizes. Those are as follows: WWII
- Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
/ Korean War
- Jun 27, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
/ Vietnam War
- Aug 5, 1964 - May 7, 1975
[This is extended to Feb 28, 1961, for veterans who can prove they served "in-country" Vietnam before Aug 5, 1964] / Gulf War
- Aug 2, 1990 - A date to be determined by congress.
As long as at least one day was served during those time periods then a veteran can apply for the pension. There are additional requirements of length of service but you should see a Veterans Service Officer near you to fully explore all benefits available. You can locate a VSO near you through the VA website at: http://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditat...