This page will explain what veterans pension is and who qualifies for it.
Pension is a needs based payment
to veterans who served in war time and are totally disabled. These payments are much less than compensation and are
offset by other income.
Who qualifys for veterans pension? You must have served for at least 90 days and you must have
had atleast one day in war time. For those who served in military after 9/7/80 you must have served 24 months or longer
or full term of which you were called to active duty. You must have little or no family income the rate at which is
set by congress. You also must have been discharged from service under conditions other than dishonarable. You
must be totally and permantly disabled or 65 years or older.
If you are found eligible for pension you may
also be entitled to aid and attendance or household benefits. This is for veterans who are more seriously disabled and
these benefits are in addition to pension.
Aid and Attendance can be granted to a veteran when
they are eligible for pension and any of the following. The veteran requires the aid of another to perform personal
functions of living. You are bedridden. You are in nursing home due to mental or physical disability. You
House Bound is also paid in addition to monthly pension. A veteran is eligible for these
benefits if they qualify for pension and one of the following. You have 100% single permanent disability and permanently
and substantially confined to immediate area. You have 100% single permanent disability and another disability evaluated
at 60% or more.
You can not get both Aid and Attendance and House Bound benefits.
Improved Pension Rate Table
Death Benefits for Widow
What is death pension benefits?
These are benefits paid to un-remarried widow or unmarried children of deceased war time veteran.
Are you eligible?
You may be eligible if: The deceased veteran was discharged other than dishonorable conditions. The veteran must
have served for at least 90 days and you must have had at-least one day in war time. For those who served in military
after 9/7/80 you must have served 24 months or longer or full term of which you were called to active duty (some exceptions
to rule). You are un-remarried widow or unmarried child of veteran. And you countable income is below rate set