Swain Law Firm
Elder Law, Veteran Pension Planning, Estate Planning
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Did you know? Many people do not know there is a VA Pension they might qualify for that can assist them with the cost of their care.  This care could be what they are paying for assisted living home care, nursing home care and even independent living home care.  People who are still living at home may also qualify for VA Pension.  It is a matter of understanding the rules associated with obtaining the VA Pension.

Are you qualified for VA Benefits?


In order to qualify for VA Pension, the Veteran must have been in the service during a qualified war period.


QUALIFIED WAR PERIODS

WWII:  12-07-1941 through 12-31-1946, Inclusive (If in service on 12-31-1946 with continuous service before 07-26-1947, this is acceptable as war time.)


KOREAN WAR:  06-27-1950 through 01-31-1955, Inclusive


VIETNAM WAR:  “Feet on the ground” in Vietnam from 02-28-1961 through 08-05-1964. Starting 08-06-1964 through 05-07-1975 you did not have to physically be “in country” to qualify.


PERSIAN GULF WAR:  08-02-1990 through (date to be determined)

What VA Benefits could mean to you:
VETERAN WITH ONE DEPENDENT
MONTHLYANNUALLY
Basic Improved Pension                                 $1,408$16,896
Housebound$1,647$19,764
Aid and Attendance$2,127$25,524
SINGLE VETERAN
Basic Improved Pension$1,075$12,900
Housebound$1,314$15,768
Aid and Attendance$1,794$21,528
WIDOW
Basic Improved Pension$721$8,652
Housebound$881$10,572
Aid and Attendance$1,153$13,836

New Pension amounts as of December 31, 2016 (increase of 0.03%)

"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge, to leave no veteran behind."
Don Lipinski