Beyond disability compensation, health care and home loans, VA offers pensions to qualifying wartime Veterans and their families to help them deal with financial difficulties. This is a needs-based, tax-free, monetary benefit. Qualifying Veterans must have limited or no income, be 65 or older or have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability. Veterans who are housebound or require the aid of another person to perform daily activities may qualify for an increased pension rate. Filing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) is the fastest way to receive a decision. For more information, visit the VA Pension webpage. Visit Explore.VA.gov to learn about all VA benefits.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits section.