The Aid and Attendance pension benefit was first made available in 1952. It was designed to help Veterans and/or their surviving spouses pay for costs incurred from receiving the aid of another person with personal/daily living activities such as ;eating, bathing, dressing, transporting. This includes receiving care from in-home caregivers,adult day care providers or while residing in assisted living, or skilled nursing facilities.
You may qualify even if you did not directly retire from the military or suffer injuries in the line of duty.
NBC-News Brian Williams reports on the Aid & Attendance Benefit