VA pension is an income-based benefit offered to qualifying veterans and their survivors. The amount of pension payable is based on the veteran's or survivor's family income. VA may be able to deduct out-of-pocket medical expenses from income, including but not limited to amounts paid to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and for in-home care. Additionally, if VA determines a veteran or surviving spouse is housebound or requires the aid and attendance of another person, he or she may be entitled a higher rate of VA Pension. Though there are various ways to apply for VA pension, the fastest way to apply is online through the eBenefits website. For more information, visit the VA VAntage Point Blog at VA VAntage Point Blog and visit the VA Pension webpage.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.