New Jersey Medicaid and the VA Aid & Attendance Program
If you qualify for Aid and Attendance, you should consider how the Aid and Attendance funds are viewed in by Medicaid in the State of New Jersey. The website for the State of New Jersey Medicaid reference guide is http://www.newjersey.gov/njomig/. First, it is important to understand what you have been award. A veteran or surviving spouse may not be qualified for any pension under the VA rules until they meet the medical and financial criteria for Aid and Attendance. However, once they meet the criteria, the award they are granted may be comprised of Basic Pension (Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR)) and Aid and Attendance. This is important because Basic Pension counts against you for New Jersey Mediciad - while the Aid and Attendance portion does not. Follow this link to the A&A Table on this website for the MINIMUM amount that would be considered A&A, or check the figures on www.VA.gov.
In the State of New Jersey Medicaid excludes VA A&A benefits from being considered as income in determining Medicaid eligibility.
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