Veteran's benefits can be service connected or non-service connected. A non-service connected benefit available to certain war-time veterans or their dependents is an improved pension for those disabled and in financial need. This article delves into service requirements, disability requirements, net worth requirements, and income requirements, and gives several examples to determine if funding would be available for non-covered expenses, such as long-term care.
Feld, Alice Reiter
"Veteran's "Pension": Non-Service Connected Veteran's Benefits for the Elderly and Disabled,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 5
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol5/iss1/12