The Veterans Administration reminds wartime veterans and surviving spouses of wartime veterans about a special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance. This special pension benefit may be available to wartime veterans and surviving spouses who live in senior housing. Although this is not a new program, some are not aware of their eligibility in the program.
SunRidge at Desert Springs can provide you with additional funding solutions, as well as a list of preferred providers or referrals for the above option. As with any funding decision, we encourage you to seek guidance from your financial advisor. For more information, contact our leasing office at 915-842-0900.
VA Funding: Veterans or spouses of veterans may be eligible for the Aid & Attendance Benefit offered by the Veteran’s Administration. If a veteran or spouse of a veteran (even if deceased) served at least 90 days of active duty with one day during a period of War, they may be eligible for assistance to help pay for assisted living.
Periods of War are as follows:
World War I: April 6, 1917 to November 1, 1918
World War II: December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964 (2/28/1961 if “in country”) to May 7, 1975.
Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 - date to be determined
VA offices are located throughout Texas.
El Paso VA Benefits Office
5001 N. Piedras St.
El Paso, TX 79930
Phone: (915) 564-6110
When trying to obtain bene ts have your DD214 form or medical records with you. Records can be accessed through the national archives at