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Veteran Pension Program

Code: NS-1800.9000-960

A program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provides regular monthly payments for unemployed veterans age 65 and older and for wartime veterans who have a limited income. Veterans are generally eligible for pension benefits if they were discharged from service under conditions other than dishonorable, served at least 90 days of active military service one day of which was during a wartime period, their countable family income is below allowable yearly limits set by law, and they are age 65 or older or have a permanent and total disability not directly connected to their active duty service. Veterans who entered active duty after September 7, 1980, generally must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. The Pension Program also provides monthly payments, as specified by law, to surviving spouses and dependent children of deceased wartime veterans with limited incomes.

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