United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension

United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension.

VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. The program also provides monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents in recognition of the economic loss caused by a Veteran's death during military service or, after discharge from military service, as a result of a service-connected disability. Types of VA disability compensation programs include:
  • Disability Compensation,
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC),
  • Special Monthly Compensation (SMC),
  • Claims Based on Special Circumstances.

VA's pension program provides monthly benefit payments to certain wartime Veterans with financial need, and their survivors. As Veterans and survivors consider applying for these benefits.

Pension programs include:
  • Veterans Pension,
  • Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans,
  • Survivors Pension,
  • Aid & Attendance,
  • Housebound.
Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clelsoarfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata,Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York counties)
Intake ProcedureApply for your VA benefits at your Local Regional Offices: VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.Also, to apply for a specific benefit, visit Applying for Benefits. In addition, VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general questions and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to receive.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 810 Vermont Avenue NW
Physical Site City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20420
Main Phone 800-827-1000
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Web Address www.benefits.va.gov/benefits
 
Additional Information
Update Response ReceivedYes
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
Affiliated Program: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension
This Service: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Compensation & Pension
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Families of Retired Military Personnel (YJ-2050.2070)
Families of Veterans (YJ-2050.2090)
Pension Benefits Assistance (FT-1000.6500)
Retired Military (YN-7000)
Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefits (NS-1800.9000-900)
Veteran Benefits Assistance (FT-1000.9000)
Veteran Compensation and Pension Benefits (NS-1800.9000)
Veteran Disability Compensation Benefits (NS-1800.9000-920)
Veteran Housebound Benefits (NS-1800.9000-940)
Veteran Pension Program (NS-1800.9000-960)
Veterans (YN-9000)