Veterans Affairs – June 2013

The following are articles that may be of interest to our vet-erans who are applying for benefits or are looking for employment.

What You Should Know When Applying For VA Pen-sion Benefits

Pension is a need-based bene-fit paid to a wartime veteran and his/her survivor(s). A veteran may generally be eli-gible if he/she: Was dis-charged from service other than dishonorable conditions AND served 90 days or more of active military duty with at least one day during a period of war, AND his/her count-able income is below the maximum annual pension rate, AND meets the net worth limitations, AND is age 65 or older, OR is shown by evi-dence to have permanent and total non-service-connected disability, OR is a patient in a nursing home, OR is receiving Social Security disability benefits.

Home Depot

The Home Depot is commit-ted to supporting our nation’s military and has plenty of re-sources available to help them find their fit. The company recently launched its “Military Skills Translator Tool”, which is designed to help translate and match an applicant’s military skills to positions that might offer the best career fit.

The Home Depot offers three main forms of military sup-port: job portability and transfer opportunities; continuation of benefits; supplemental pay.

The job portability benefit is really helpful for active duty service members and spouses who are reassigned or trans-ferred. You can apply at

An organization called Veter-ans Affairs Services is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with the VA in any way.

Please remember all our vet-erans in your prayers, espe-cially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Try and visit a military cemetery and help decorate the graves of our heroes.

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Veterans Aid and Attendance Improved Pension is being offered by the VA. This pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require regular attendance of another person to assist with eating, bathing, dressing and toileting to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental incapacity. This is a pension benefit and is not dependent upon service related injuries for compensation. A&A can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facilities.

Eligibility: Any veteran who served 90 days or more on active duty, with at least one day in war time, and who has an Honorable Discharge. Widows and widowers of veterans are also eligible.

Please remember our troops who are overseas this Christmas and keep all our Veterans in your prayers.