WAG 05-06-01: Qualifying Member Definition

PM 05-06-01

Verify in writing with the VA, entitlement to or receipt of Veteran's benefits for the following persons:

  • A veteran,
    • with a service or non-service connected disability rated or paid as totally disabled by the Veterans Administration (VA) and verified in writing by VA as totally disabled, or
    • considered by the VA to be in need of regular aid and attendance or permanently homebound.
  • A veteran's surviving spouse who is considered in need of aid and attendance or considered permanently homebound by the VA.
  • A veteran's surviving child who is considered permanently incapable of self-support by the VA.

The presence of an Item 90 Income code 503, 510, 511, 514, 517, or 519 shows that the case includes a qualifying member.