Veteran Monetary Benefits

Veteran monetary benefits are paid to the Veteran for a service-connected injury or illness, or as supplemental income, verified through an assessment process.  The benefits are tax-free. 

Services

Veteran Disability Compensation

Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service.
 

Veterans Pension for War-time Veterans

Veterans Assistance (VA) helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit. Veterans Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

Special monthly compensation (SMC) is an additional tax-free benefit that can be paid to Veterans, their spouses, surviving spouses and parents. For Veterans, Special Monthly Compensation is a higher rate of compensation paid due to special circumstances such as the need of aid and attendance by another person or by specific disability, such as loss of use of one hand or leg. For spouses and surviving spouses, this benefit is commonly referred to as aid and attendance and is paid based on the need of aid and attendance by another person.

Aid & Attendance and Housebound

Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.

Since Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension due to excessive income may be eligible for pension at these increased rates. A Veteran or surviving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.

Additional Assistance

Additional assistance is offered when filing for the following unique services.  In most cases, an appointment will be needed. Please call our office to schedule your appointment. 

Most Requested Information & Referrals

The following websites are in reference to the most requested information. The list consists of specific VA department websites, as well as the websites of outside agencies that offer assistance or benefits to the veteran community.