Veterans Benefits

Do you or a loved one have wartime service?  If so, you may be eligible for VA benefits which can help pay for your Long-term care care.

About the Pension

The VA offers a pension benefit entitled the “Non-Service-Connected Improved Pension” or more commonly known as the WARTIME VETERAN’S PENSION or for surviving spouses the VETERAN’S DEATH PENSION.

This benefit for wartime veterans and their families has become a very important benefit to those who require long-term care.  The New Hampshire State Veterans Council would like to help you apply for this benefit earned through the veteran’s wartime service.  This pension is available in three rates; a basic rate based solely on means; a housebound rate; and the aid and attendance rate to help defer long term care costs.

Generally the veteran must have served 90 days or more of service, of which at least 1 day must have occurred during a period of war.  The veteran must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

World War II: December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946

Korean War: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955

Vietnam War: August 5, 1964 (February 28, 1961 for veterans who served “in country” before August 5, 1964) through May 7, 1975.

Gulf War: August 2, 1990 through a date set by law or Presidential Proclamation


For further assistance with the Aid and Attendance benefits, please contact their main office:

New Hampshire Office of Veterans Services

Norris Cotton Federal Building

275 Chestnut Street, Room 517

Manchester, NH 03101


(603) 624-9230 or (603) 622-9230 or visit their website


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