Veteran & Dependent Claims
Types of Veteran Claims
Service Connected Disability
This benefit is available to those who served in the armed forces and has current disabilities related to an injury, condition, or illness that started during active duty (or is have onset in the military). When service connected disabilities are granted by VA, the claimant is eligible for additional local, state and federal benefits. Additional compensation may be available for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits when a Veteran requires the medical assistance of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living SOLELY because of service connected conditions. When a Veteran is more than 30% disabled due to service connected conditions, there may be eligibility to Aid and Attendance for spouse. Please feel free to contact our office if you would like more information about Compensation for Service Connected Disability claims.
Non-Service Connected Pension
Non-Service Connected Disability Pension is an income-based program for Veterans who served during a period of War. To receive pension, the claimant must have a low income and limited assets. Medical expenses can be reported to reduce 'countable income, Higher levels of Pension (Housebound or Aid and Attendance) may be available when the Veteran is housebound or needs the assistance of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living, Please feel free to contact ouf office for more information about Non-Service Connected Pension.
Types of Dependent Claim
Dependent Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
This benefit is for surviving spouse (or other qualifying dependent) of a Veteran, who died in service, or due to a service connected disability, or who was rated 100% service connected for more than 10 years. DIC is a monthly benefit to the survivor. An increased amount of DIC may be available when the claimant is housebound or needs the assistance (Aid and Attendance) of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living. Being eligible to DIC also means potential entitlement to education benefits and health insurance.
Survivor Pension (for survivors of War Time Veterans only)
Survivor Pension, also known as Death Pension, is an income-based program that may provide a monthly benefit for surviving spouses or dependents of War-time Veterans who have limited income and assets. Medical expenses can be reported to reduce 'countable income'. Additional benefits may be provided when the claimant is housebound or needs the assistance (Aid and Attendance) of another person to accomplish the activities of daily living.
Please feel free to contact our office for more about these benefits. We can also help with burial benefits.
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