Veterans' Benefits: Pension Benefit Programs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers several pension benefit programs for veterans as well as their surviving spouses and dependent children. The most current pension programs available (for those meeting the eligibility criteria on or after January 1, 1979) are the Improved Disability Pension for certain low-income veterans and the Improved Death Pension for certain low-income surviving spouses or children of veterans. There is also a special pension for Medal of Honor recipients. This report describes these programs, including the eligibility criteria and current benefit levels. This report will be updated as needed to reflect legislative activity and
changes to benefits or eligibility requirements.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 18, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Scott, Christine

Specialist in Social Policy

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Davis, Carol D.

Information Research Specialist

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: October 18, 2010
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United States
Description:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers several pension benefit programs for veterans as well as their surviving spouses and dependent children. The most current pension programs available (for those meeting the eligibility criteria on or after January 1, 1979) are the Improved Disability Pension for certain low-income veterans and the Improved Death Pension for certain low-income surviving spouses or children of veterans. There is also a special pension for Medal of Honor recipients. This report describes these programs, including the eligibility criteria and current benefit levels. This report will be updated as needed to reflect legislative activity and
changes to benefits or eligibility requirements.

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6 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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