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Monday, February 14, 2011

Basic VA Pension Eligibiilty Requirements

  1. Be a veteran who served at least 90 days of active duty or the surviving spouse of a wartime veteran (married at the time of veteran’s death)
  2. At least one day of active duty had to be during wartime:
  3. WWII – 12/7/41 to 7/25/47
  4. Korea– 6/27/50 to 12/31/55
  5. Vietnam– 8/5/64 to 5/7/75
  6. Does not need to have been in combat
  7. Discharged other than dishonorably
  8. Honorable discharge
  9. Discharge under honorable conditions
  10. General Discharge
  11. Bad conduct discharge, Discharge under other than honorable conditions, or Undesirable discharge may still be eligible after a "character of service determination" hearing
  12. Income less than $1,800 per month, once out-of-pocket medical expenses are considered (less than $951 per month for a surviving spouse)
  13. Net worth less than approximately $50,000 for singles or $80,000 for couples

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