Federal Benefit - Pension

Franklin County Veteran Affairs


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe VA offers two broad categories of Pension benefit programs:
• Veterans Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.
• Survivors Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased Veteran with wartime service.

Veterans and survivors who are eligible for Pension benefits and are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible to receive additional monetary amounts.

To learn more about what Veterans and their families should know when applying for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pension Benefits visit: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

Additionally, individuals cannot receive both a VA disability and VA pension. The VA will award whichever is greater.
LocationFranklin
Geographical AreaFranklin
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Intake ProcedureIndividuals should call the office to schedule an appointment for services.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
Intended ParticipantsVeteran, Veteran Families
Age GroupAdults
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityPension benefits are needs-based and your "countable" family income must fall below the yearly limit set by law. Veterans must have at least 90 days of active duty, including one day during a wartime period. If the active duty occurred after September 7, 1980, you must have served at least 24 months or the full period that you were called up (with some exceptions). Individual must also be:
• Age 65 or older with limited or no income
• OR Totally and permanently disabled
• OR A patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care
• OR Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance
• OR Receiving Supplemental Security Income

The Veteran must have met the service requirements above for surviving spouses and children applying for the Survivors Pension.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Tara Goetz
Contact's Phone 717-263-4326
Contact's Email tngoetz@franklincountypa.gov
Physical Site Address 1 425 Franklin Farm Lane
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Mailing Address 1 425 Franklin Farm Lane
Mailing City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Main Phone 717-263-4326
Fax 717-263-1905
Web Address www.franklincountypa.gov
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Franklin County Human Services
Affiliated Program: Franklin County Veteran Affairs
This Service: Federal Benefit - Pension
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Disability Benefits (NS-1800)
Veterans With Disabilities (YJ-8750.9000)