V.A. Benefits Finder: For Older Veterans and Their Families

For older veterans and their families
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Older veterans and their families may have several benefits available to them through the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.). Which benefits a veteran or family member qualifies for may depend on the veteran's V.A. status, age, and income at the time the benefit is applied for, or the veteran's V.A. status and survivor's income at the time of the veteran's death.

All veterans (not dishonorably discharged)

Veterans with a service-connected disability

Low-income wartime veteran age 65 or older or totally disabled

Veterans and survivors eligible for V.A. pension who are housebound or need aid and attendance

Low-income veterans needing long-term care

Low-income survivor of wartime veteran

Dependent/survivor of a veteran who was totally disabled or died from a service-connected condition

To learn whether you or your loved one are eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits, visit The Senior Veterans Council.

Joseph L. Matthews

Joseph Matthews is an attorney and the author of numerous books, including Social Security, Medicare, and Government Pensions, Long-Term Care: How to Plan and Pay for It; How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim; and The Lawyer Who Blew up His Desk. See full bio