FAQ What are Veterans Benefits? For qualifying wartime veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a supplemental income to veterans and their families called the Veterans Pension. This tax-free monetary benefit is available for non-service connected disabilities to help cope with financial challenges caused by medical concerns. Can I receive my deceased spouse’s veteran’s pension? Spouses of a deceased wartime veteran can qualify for the veteran’s pension to assist with financial costs caused by medical bills. What if the local veterans services organization or VA county director says I have too many assets? Veteran service organizations are reliable resources for organizing and preparing your VA application, however they are not permitted to advise applicants to protect assets in order to qualify for pension benefits. Some veterans who qualify are told to spend their assets to the guidelines indicated by the VA. Through proper planning, those assets can be protected and the veteran can qualify for pension benefits. What if I don’t have a service-connected disability? Veterans pension is available for non-service related healthcare costs.