Veterans' Benefits: Pension Benefit Programs

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This report describes pension benefit programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including the eligibility criteria and current benefit levels, and provides data on the number of pension beneficiaries in FY2010. 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, the Improved Death Pension for certain low-income surviving spouses or children of veterans, as well as a special pension for Medal of Honor recipients.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: December 13, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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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: December 13, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report describes pension benefit programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including the eligibility criteria and current benefit levels, and provides data on the number of pension beneficiaries in FY2010. 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, the Improved Death Pension for certain low-income surviving spouses or children of veterans, as well as a special pension for Medal of Honor recipients.

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11 pages.

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