VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors' Pension benefit programs.
VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit. Veterans Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.
Get your VA compensation and pension benefits easily and conveniently using direct deposit or a pre-paid debit card.
VA offers two broad categories of Pension benefit programs:
Veterans Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans. Learn More
Survivors' Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased Veteran with wartime service. Learn More
Pension benefits are needs-based and your "countable" family income must fall below the yearly limit set by law. Veterans must have least 90 days of active duty, including one day during a wartime period. If the active duty occurred after September 7, 1980, you must have served at least 24 months or the full period that you were called up (with some exceptions). You must also be:
The Veteran must have met the service requirements above for surviving spouses and children applying for the Survivors' Pension. Learn More