Kent County Veterans Services

Filing for Pension with Aid and Attendance

Many veterans and their surviving spouses come to need assistance as they age. We at Kent County Veterans Services can help veterans and their families apply for Non-service connected pensions, Survivors Pensions, and special monthly pensions.


  • Non-Service Connected Pension
  • Survivors Pension
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Special Monthly Pensions
    • Homebound
    • Aid and Attendance


Checklist of what you need when filing for benefits:

Income Records

  • Social Security Benefit Statement
    • Veteran
    • Spouse
  • Bank Statements
    • Account Balance
    • Interest Earned
  • Investment Statements
    • Account Balance
    • Interest Earned

Expense Records

  • Social Security Benefit Statement showing Medicare Part A, B, D, C deductions
  • Supplemental Insurance Bills
  • Pharmacy Printouts
  • Individual Provider Statements
    • Physician
    • Eye Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Other Provider
    • Care Expense Statement from Nursing Home

Pension for veterans, surviving spouses of deceased veterans

3 Basic Criteria:

  • War era service
  • Disabled
  • Income and assets are not excessive


Effective September 17, 2001, the VA presumes permanent and total disability if a veteran is:

  • A patient in a nursing home for long-term care due to disability, or
  • Receives Social Security Disability benefits, or
  • Is age 65 or older when VA application is received

Documents Needed

  • DD214 – original or certified copy
  • Marriage License
  • Death Certificate

Contact Kent County Veterans Services to file (616) 632-5722.