VA Form 21-2680, Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance - also known as the VA aid and attendance form - is a form used to determine whether a veteran or their beneficiary is in need of any assistance or extra monetary payments.
The latest version of the form was released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in September 2018. A VA Form 21-2680 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found on the VA website.
The VA pays benefits to veterans aged 65 and over with little or no income and to the beneficiaries who are under 65 but who are permanently or completely disabled. The form is completed by a veteran or beneficiary themselves, a claimant who is related to the veteran or beneficiary, or other relatives of the applicant, however, the form should be signed by an examiner.
VA 21-2680 Form contains information about the claimant: how agile they are, what disease they suffer from, what activities they can perform during the day, whether they can leave home. Based on the provided information, the VA makes a decision on assigning the requested help or payments.