The Veterans Affairs Department announced it has amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. These changes are to ensure that only veterans with a legitimate need for benefits would receive them. The VA’s pension program provides monthly benefit payments to eligible wartime veterans and their survivors with financial need.
The pension “helps veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension Benefit Programs,” according to VA’s pension website.
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said, “The amended regulations bring consistency to the pension for veterans and survivors with financial need. They will help maintain the integrity of and provide clarity to our needs-based pension program.”