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Veteran’s Pension

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Veteran’s Pension is an underutilized benefit that is available to many veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have need of additional income in order to provide for their daily health and welfare.

The general requirements for veteran’s pension eligibility are as follows:

  • Be aged 65 years or older
  • Be honorably discharged from the armed forces
  • Served at least 90 days on active duty or 24 months if the service occurred after September 7, 1980 (or the full length of your call up time).
  • Lastly, you must have served at least one day during a “wartime period” as defined by the Department of Veteran’s affairs.

Pension amounts and availability vary based on the income and assets of the veteran, whether the veteran has a disability, and whether the veteran is confined to a nursing home. It is important to remember that filing for a veteran’s pension is different from other benefits offered by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and as such, there is no requirement for a service connection if claiming a disability.

One of the chief reasons that many veterans do not apply for benefits is because of the seemingly complex and lengthy application process. At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, we will help you with your claim and provide additional advice regarding the other estate and long-term planning tools that may be beneficial once an applicant has received an award letter.

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Veteran’s pension is also available to surviving spouses and children in certain instances. If you believe that you or a loved one may qualify for veteran’s pension and are interested in learning more about the process and long-term planning options available using veteran’s benefits, please contact our estate planning lawyers in Foley, Fairhope, Daphne, and Spanish Fort for a free consultation.

Call us today at (251) 262-2279 for your free consultation!

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