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.
Click above to complete our form to see if you are eligible. An APSC Certified Volunteer will call you back and walk you through the qualification process.
- The Veteran must have served at least 90-days of active military service, one day of which was during a period of war.
- 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.
- 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, etc.