VA offers two broad categories of Pension benefit programs:
Veterans Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans. Learn More
Survivors Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried Surviving Spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased Veteran with wartime service. Learn More
Veterans and survivors who are eligible for Pension benefits and are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible to receive additional monetary amounts. If you are 65 and older or inquiring for a loved one who is 65 and older, please fill out the form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Click above to complete our form to see if you are eligible. An APSC Certified Screener will call you back and provide you with the tools and information in order for you to effectively fill out the required paperwork. Please have the DD-214 or Discharge document when you call to get screened.
- The Veteran must have served at least 90-days of active military service, one day of which was during a period of war (dates shown below)
- The Veteran must have received a discharge other than “dishonorable”. This is documented by providing a certified copy of the DD Form 214 (report of separation).
- The claimant must be a Veteran who qualifies under items 1 and 2 above, or be the Surviving Spouse of a qualifying Veteran and was married to the Veteran at his/her death and has not remarried.
- The Veteran must have served during these wartime dates:
- WWII – 12/07/1941 – 12/31/1946
- Korea – 06/27/1950 – 01/31/1955
- Vietnam – 08/05/1964 – 07/07/1975 (*February 28, 1961 – August 4, 1964 in theater)
- First, the Veteran or Surviving Spouse must meet the eligibility requirements referred to above.
- Second, the Veteran or Surviving Spouse must require the aid and attendance of another person.
- Third, meet the financial need requirements – this refers to income, assets, un-reimbursed medical costs, et