VA Pension (Aid and Attendance) -- What Does "Wartime Veteran" Mean?

John Griffin Watts

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To qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance (or "VA Pension"), you must be a veteran (or surviving spouse) who was active duty during a time of war.

"Wartime veteran" simply means World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War, or the Gulf War (since 1990).

Note this does not mean you actually were in combat. It simply means you were active duty in the military while our country was in a state of war as defined by the VA.

I hope this video helps encourage you to explore whether you qualify for this important benefit.

If you live in Alabama and have questions, feel free to give us a call.

John G. Watts

Watts & Herring, LLC

Birmingham, Alabama

Additional Resources

Alabama Veteran Benefits Website

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