Four Areas of Eligibility

  1. Service Dates: Served at least 90 days active duty with at least 1 day during any of the following: WWII – December 7, 1941 thru December 31, 1946. Korea - June 27, 1950 thru January 31, 1955.
    Vietnam - August 5, 1964 thru May 7, 1975 (February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 for  Veterans who served "in country" before August 5, 1964). Persian Gulf – August 2, 1990 to a date yet to be determined by presidential proclamation.
  2. Health - Must need assistance of another individual to assist with at least 2 activities of daily living.  ADL's include: eating, bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting and mental impairment such as dementia or Alzheimer's. Other qualifying needs may include needing assistance with maintaining a safe and secure environment, being prone to falls or poor eyesight.
  3. Income vs Expenses - Must meet income and countable asset criteria established by the VA. Monthly medical expenses must exceed monthly income.
  4. Assets -  The VA has set a net worth limit of $134,000. This limit is the same for single and married applicants.  Veterans and their families should seek the assistance of a Veterans benefit planner to increase the probability of a positive VA decision. Net worth does not include applicants car, personal effects and residence.  The VA also implemented a 3 year look back period to see if assets were sold or gifted in a way that reduced their net worth below the upper eligibility limit.

Maximum Pension Rates 2022

Veteran & Spouse (Veteran needs care)
Single Veteran
Surviving Spouse
Veteran & Spouse (spouse needs care)
Tax-free and paid directly to the claimant monthly!
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Veterans Consultants, Inc is not a department of any state or federal agency and is no way associated with the VA.  Our service is to provide you with an assessment of your qualifications for benefits based on the criteria set by the VA.