Similar to Medicaid, many VA programs have restrictive financial eligible rules; therefore, AAAs cannot advise families on how to structure income and assets to meet those requirements. Many Veterans are unaware of improved pension benefits available to them. Did you know that if you are a veteran who served at least 90 days, one day of which was during active duty in the year of 1916 - 1990, you are eligible fo a VA pension?
- You do not have to have a service connected disability
- You do no have to be a military retiree
- You do not have to have been in combat
- You do not have to meet the income and net worth criteria.
Surviving spouse of a Veteran may also be eligibly for this pension. Marriage must have ended due to death of the Veteran.
For more information on Veteran benefits, download this helpful booklet, or contact your nearest VA Service Officer or VA Regional Office near you.