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What does AA mean at the Veterans Administration?



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; From the VA website:

Aid and Attendance (A&A)

: : A VA compensation or pension benefit awarded to a veteran determined to be in need of the regular aid and attendance of another person to perform basic functions of everyday life. A veteran may qualify for aid and attendance benefits if he or she:

: :* Is blind or so nearly blind as to have corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less; or


:* Is a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity; or


:* Proves a need for aid and attendance under established criteria