This informational post is to spread awareness only. It lies outside my scope of expertise, but I am sure many folks more knowledgeable than me will help this post become extremely informative and actionable.

So without further ado, here are some actual numbers on the Aid & Attendance benefit:

And the 50,000 foot view:

As well as the 300 foot view with a lot more detail:

And one of several organizations that can help:

Please post your comments, corrections, and insights here if you have knowledge that can help us develop this article and discussion fully and accurately; and please disseminate this information as widely as possible throughout your networks with Likes and Shares. We need to get the word out to our Brothers and Sisters that earned it, need it, and don't know about it.

Veterans such as my Father, a US Army Vietnam Veteran ('66-'68), now suffering badly from service-connected Parkinson's disease and diabetes (yeah, significant exposure to Agent Orange, and yeah, 100% disability), and in need of in-home care. This benefit could really help him and my step-mother with their quality of life.

Thanks everyone! And thanks to our Brothers Paul Romanick for suggesting this benefit to me for my Dad, and Nick Primiano for the image.


Eric Wright is a military veteran; co-founder of Vets2PM; experienced project manager; public speaker; and entertaining professor/trainer/mentor on project management, PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, and on project manager development. His passion (and Vets2PM's mission) is helping Veterans transition to lucrative project management careers.