What Are the Benefits?

Title 38 of the United States Code authorizes two disability programs for Veterans, their dependents and un-remarried surviving spouses: Compensation and Pension.  Compensation is awarded to veterans whose disability is a direct result of their active duty military service.  Pension furnishes a guaranteed monthly income. The Pension benefit is often mistakenly referred to as “Aid and Attendance.”  Each program is targeted towards the needs of different groups of Veterans and their families.

Service Connected Compensation Benefits

Non-Service Connected Pension Benefits

Benefits for Surviving Spouses

Special Monthly Benefits (Aid and Attendance)