Wartime Veterans: Find out if you qualify for VA pension benefits

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A VA pension can provide financial support for eligible wartime Veterans and their families. Get Started.

Are you a wartime Veteran? Are you over age 65 or totally and permanently disabled? Do you have limited or no income? If so, you may be eligible to receive VA pension benefits.

What is VA pension?

VA pension is a needs-based, tax-free monetary benefit for eligible wartime Veterans. It is a supplemental income provided by VA to help eligible Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges.

Are family members eligible for VA survivors pension benefits?

Surviving spouses who have not remarried and dependent children of deceased wartime Veterans may also qualify if the survivors meet net worth and income requirements and the Veteran has qualifying service.

Are additional benefits available for Veterans who require the aid of another person?

Yes, Veterans and survivors who require the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions required in activities of daily living or are housebound may qualify for pension at an increased rate.

Visit Explore.VA.gov or click the button below to find out if you or a family member qualifies for VA pension benefits.

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