When Veterans and their family members think of VA benefits - the first thoughts that typically come to mind are VA's educational benefits, compensation, and health care benefit. Many don't realize that VA also offers a benefit that can assist qualifying war-time Veterans and their survivors. As our country's Veteran and surviving spouse population grows older and ailments worsen, it is important for Veterans and their families to know about the benefits available to them from VA. VA pension is an income-based benefit offered to qualifying Veterans and their survivors. 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.
For more information see "VA pension provides support for qualifying Veterans, survivors," by Mark P. Ledesma.