> VA -Veterans Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability
The Veterans' Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability is a benefit paid to wartime veterans with limited income who are no longer able to work.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be permanently and totally disabled or have reached the age of 65. Income limits apply.
You must have served on active duty at least 90 days with at least one day of wartime service.
Generally, if you enlisted after September 7, 1980, you must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty.
National Guard and Reserve members who were activated for federal military service and later separated are considered to be veterans. In most cases, these veterans need not have served 24 months. There are some exceptions.
Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are considered to be active duty members and veterans, once discharged.
Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services the veteran/servicemember's character of discharge or service must be under other than dishonorable conditions (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by VA.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
To complete an application, use VA Form 21-526, ?°Veteran??s Application for Compensation or Pension.?± You can complete the application online at:
Additional information on this program may be obtained from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, at: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/pension/vetpen.htm#9 For more information, visit
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)