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I am actually looking for information for my ex-father-in-law (my son's grandfather). His wife recently died --so he's struggling at the moment.

He is living on about $900 a month. He gets $38 veterans pension. He is a World War 2 Vet.

He is 95 years old -- my son is staying with him now. Very poor hearing and eyesight -- gets around okay for a 95 year old --but not good compared to the rest of the world.

I was starting to check into the housebound and A & A benefits -- not as service connected -- but as what I think is called an Improved veterans pension - where they make up the difference between your income and their minimum standards for your category.

I see where they also have an added amount for "early war" vets. I am not sure if this means WWII or not.

I am looking for the forms for him. Also thinking I should go ahead and help him send a letter -to open the claim and get it going.

Does anyone have any experience in one of these claims>

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Call the VA Hospital nearest your Veteran and see if you can hook him up with a VA Social Worker. Just call the 800 number on a prescription bottle punch 0 and ask to speak to a Socail Worker.

His $900 is a little high for Pension but he can deduct dollar for dollar and Medical Expenses and if he is awarded pension no copays on his meds. I think that Pension is about $881.

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I am actually looking for information for my ex-father-in-law (my son's grandfather). His wife recently died --so he's struggling at the moment.

He is living on about $900 a month. He gets $38 veterans pension. He is a World War 2 Vet.

He is 95 years old -- my son is staying with him now. Very poor hearing and eyesight -- gets around okay for a 95 year old --but not good compared to the rest of the world.

I was starting to check into the housebound and A & A benefits -- not as service connected -- but as what I think is called an Improved veterans pension - where they make up the difference between your income and their minimum standards for your category.

I see where they also have an added amount for "early war" vets. I am not sure if this means WWII or not.

I am looking for the forms for him. Also thinking I should go ahead and help him send a letter -to open the claim and get it going.

Does anyone have any experience in one of these claims>

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Housebound pension is $12,929 ($1,077 monthly) and A&A pension is $17,651 ($1,471 monthly). Well worth looking into. jmo

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