Compensation

Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.
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Comp Table

Pension

  
VA's pension program provides monthly benefit payments to certain wartime Veterans with financial need, and their survivors. Do not confuse VA pensions with VA disability compensation benefits.
 
We hopes you will pass this information along to neighbors, friends and family. Many are caring for older parents or relatives that may meet the income guidelines. A pension could make all the difference in a veteran's life, as well as help their surviving spouse.
 
VA offers two broad categories of Pension benefit programs:
  -  Veterans Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.
  -  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.
Note: Veterans and survivors who are eligible for Pension benefits and are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible to receive additional monetary amounts.
 
To learn more about this program, its income guidelines and to get application instructions, visit VA Pension or visit your County or State veterans service office.
  
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