If you are a veteran, or the widow of a veteran, you may qualify for up to $1,949 a month in special pension benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Most people think that only veterans who were wounded or disabled while in the service can qualify for VA benefits. Yet, many of the more than 22 million veterans who served their country during a wartime period are unaware of the fact that they may be eligible for special benefits based on their service, regardless of whether they were wounded or disabled in the service, and regardless of whether they actually served in combat.
To qualify, the veteran must:
- Have served at least 90 days of active military duty, one of which must have been during a wartime period (as defined by the VA)
- Be over age 65 or disabled (though not because of military service)
- Have received a discharge that was other than dishonorable
Not all veterans qualify for these benefits, but those that do can receive significant financial support from the VA. Support is also available for the widow (or widower) of a veteran, and even in cases where the veteran is not disabled but his or her spouse is disabled.
There are many facets to VA benefits. The VA accredited attorneys at Morris Hall can guide you through the maze of VA regulations to help you qualify for this important benefit.
Request a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your eligibility for these VA benefits. Do not miss out on this additional assistance available to veterans.