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      Veterans Services for Seniors

Veterans Aide & Attendance

The Aid & Attendance program is an increased monthly pension which can be added to your monthly pension amount if you meet one of the following conditions:


  • You require the assistance of another person in order to perform activities of daily living which include
    • Bathing & Toileting
    • Feeding
    • Dressing
    • Safety Supervision
  • You are bedridden
  • You are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity
  • Your eyesight is limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes.
  • You are housebound due to a permanent disability





Veterans' Benefits


Many seniors are eligible for Veteran's Benefits but very few are utilizing the services  that are provided. VA benefits are a program provided through the VA which allows senior veterans who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) benefits in cash to assist with this.




Because the Homemaker program through the VA is part of a standard medical benefits package that all enrolled Veterans are entitled to coverage is given if they meet the clinical need for in home care.


Services Provided

 The services provided through the VA Homemaker Program will vary from Veteran to Veteran because they are based on clinically assessed needs. In order to find out what befits you are eligible for talk to a VA social worker.



Examples of services that can be awarded:


  • Meal Preparation and Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Bathing & Toileting
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Managing Medications
  • Transportation
  • and More!



If these are services that you, a Veteran you love, or the spouse of a Veteran could benefit from contact the Pittsburgh VA regional office today at: 1-(800)-827-1000






How to Apply


To qualify for the SMW program the recipient must adhere to the following


  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Qualify for the PA Department of Aging Waiver  (Be a PA Resident over 60)
  • Require nursing home level care
  • Meet the financial requirements depending on your age and marital status






P: 412 . 604 . 0410


F:  412 . 264 . 6054