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VA Non-Service Connected Pension is an income based program where the VA provides monthly payments to veterans or widows who meet income and eligibility requirements.
Basic requirements are:
Veteran must be a Wartime Era veteran, cannot have a dishonorable discharge and one of the following must be true:
Applicant must be at least 65 years old OR
Have a permanent or total disability OR
Be a patient in a nursing home OR
Be receiving SSD or SSI.
Veteran: $1229 monthly
Widow: $824 monthly
If you need the assistance of another person with your daily activities or are in a nursing facility, you may be eligible for additional money on top of a Basic Pension.
Basic Pension plus additional Aid and Attendance rates:
Veteran: $2050 monthly
Widow: $1318 monthly
If net worth is over $138,489 you will be considered over the asset limit and will not qualify for the benefit. Asset limit does not include the value of a house or car.
*Please note: You should never pay someone to file for VA benefits for you! Our office has accredited Veterans Service Officers who offer this service free of charge.
For a searchable list of accredited VSOs, visit: VA’s OGC website