Disability Pension Benefits
What is VA Disability
Pension is a benefit paid to wartime veterans with limited income who are no
longer able to work.
Who is Eligible?
may be eligible if:
were discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions,
served 90 days or more of active duty with at least 1 day during a period of war
time. However, 38 CFR 3.12a
requires that anyone who enlists after 9/7/80 generally has to serve at least 24
months or the full period for which a person was called or ordered to active
duty in order to receive any benefits based on that period of service.
With the advent of the Gulf War on 8/2/90 (and still not ended by
Congress to this day), veterans can now serve after 9/7/80 during a period of
war time. When they do, they
generally now must serve 24 months to be eligible for pension or any other
benefit. But note the exclusions in
38 CFR 3.12(d),
have disabilities that keep you from working a regular, full-time job,
countable family income is below a yearly limit set by law
Much Does VA Pay?
pays you the difference between your countable family income and the yearly
income limit which describes your situation.
This difference is generally paid in 12 equal monthly payments rounded
down to the nearest dollar.
Can I Apply?
your local County Veterans Service Office.
If available, obtain copies of dependency records (marriage &
children's birth certificates) and current medical evidence (doctor &
apply for or obtain more information about benefits, contact
your local CVSO.