What Are VA Pensions?
VA pensions are supplemental payments for veterans. VA pensions are paid each month.
Veterans can receive VA pensions if they meet one of the following requirements:
- Older than 65
- Permanently disabled
- Receiving nursing home care
- Receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
Veterans must also fall under the countable family income limits set by Congress to receive these benefits.
In other words, if a veteran makes less than this limit ($129,094 as of December 2019), then they may be able to receive a VA pension. In some cases, family members can also receive pensions, such as if a veteran dies.
Veterans Affairs pensions are entirely different from regular service pensions. They can apply to veterans who left their military branch early and fell short of qualifying for standard retirement pensions.
Veterans with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease should see if they qualify for a VA pension. Veterans are often at a higher risk of asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma since the U.S. military heavily relied on the deadly substance for decades.
Through a VA pension for mesothelioma and other benefits, the U.S. military can help right this wrong and provide for veterans who are now suffering.