Written by attorney Marty Burbank

What is the difference between veterans compensation and veterans pension?

Veteran's disability compensation is a program where we pay veterans for injuries that they receive while they were in the military. For example, somebody gets hurt on a run and they break their leg, they'll be able to get benefits for the rest of their life from the VA based on their injury. Veteran's pension with aid and attendance is a benefit that you get just because you served during a time of war. That benefit can be used to pay for assisted living or in home care and it doesn't matter whether you got hurt while you were in the military or not.

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