CONNECT WITH THE VA

For more detailed information on Veteran pension benefits, programs, and qualifications and how to apply for the Veteran’s pension, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website www.benefits.va.gov/pension or call 1-800-827-1000. You can also write to the Pension Management Center that serves your state, or visit your local regional benefit office to file your request.

There are many VA-accredited representatives and Veterans Service Organizations, agents and attorneys who are available to help you file a VA pension claim free of charge. The VA encourages you to be cautious of potential scams: beware of representatives who want to move your assets around, misrepresent your situation, or charge you a fee for filing the free application. You can search the VA Office of General Counsel website to locate an accredited representative
www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp

 

Veteran’s Benefits

Veterans or their surviving spouses who do not have the financial resources to pay for the daily care they need may qualify for special financial assistance. This program is made available by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Aid and Attendance Pension benefit.

Helping Veterans Pay for Senior Living Expenses

The Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit is a tax-free benefit that each month pays qualified individuals up to:

$2,230 Monthly |$26,766 Annual for a Veteran and Spouse

$1,881 Monthly | $22,577 Annual for a Single Veteran

$1,209 Monthly | $14,507 Annual for a Surviving Spouse Who Qualifies