VA Benefits and Planning

If you have honorably served in the United States military, or are currently on active duty, you may be eligible for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefit programs include disability compensation and low-income pensions for wartime Veterans, their un-remarried surviving spouses and unmarried children.

For a Veteran to qualify for a low-income pension, he or she must be disabled or at least 65 years old and meet the income requirements. The Veteran’s pension benefits may be raised above the basic independent pension if the Veteran is housebound or in need of aid and attendance from another person for certain activities of daily living.

The VA also provides disability benefits to members of the military who are injured or become sick while on duty. Eligibility for this program depends on the extent and circumstances of the disability.

Applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits can be time consuming and complex. The VA requires an immense amount of paperwork and preparation. If you need help filing for VA benefits, please contact our office.

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