Veterans Affairs

Pension
 
VETERANS PENSION 
          Veterans Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.  Generally, a Veteran must have at least 90 days of active duty service, with at least one day during a
wartime period to qualify for a VA Pension. If you entered active duty after September 7, 1980, generally you must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty (with some exceptions), with at least one day during a wartime period.  In addition to meeting minimum service requirements, the Veteran must be:  Age 65 or older, OR  totally and permanently disabled, OR A patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care, OR Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, OR Receiving Supplemental Security Income.
          Seriously disabled or housebound Veterans receiving Pension may also qualify for an additional Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefit.
          Your annual income must be less than the amount set by Congress to qualify for the Veterans Pension benefit.
          You can view the current income limits, sample pension calculations, and determine your estimated benefit amount at benefits.va.gov/pension/pencalc.asp

How to Apply:   
Contact our office at 231-258-3370 for assistance in determining eligibility and in completing the required forms.