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A Question On Benifits For A Spouse Of A Veteran



I had a fellow Veteran tell me that he read an article from a benifits summary article in the AF Times. Basically, it mentiones that if a Veterans spouse becomes disabled for mental and or physical health that there is some sort of VA benifits.

I told him that I have never heard of this, but would post the question on the forum.

Anyone know? He mentioned that there was no mentioned about the spouse working or not, so I don't know if that would be an Issue.

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This benefit is explained in this 2007 newsletter from the American Legion-


on the second page I believe.

Also the VA web site has more info as this information was given to many vet orgs,earlier this year- in an outreach attempt to find spouses of veterans who qualify for this benefit. ( A & A or Housebound)

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I believe that article deals with NSC veterans with A&A spouse who have finanical troubles with medical bills. I am S/C and my wife is in need of A&A (non-veteran). My compensation is increased by $126/mo for her A&A. The spouse may file form 21-2680 as any veteran would. There is no C&P, the primary care doc fills in the form as best as possible.


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My aunt got DIC and she also got A&A when she ended up in a nursing home. I know because I am the one who got it for her.

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