For Mary, her mother’s survivors pension means less financial stress for her family.

For Mary, her mother’s survivors pension means less financial stress for her family.


[MUSIC]>>TEXT: Mary, Daughter of Navy
Veteran, VA, Pension>>SPEAKING: My name is
Mary, and I’m the daughter of the Veteran who served in the
Navy during World War II. He didn’t talk about it very much.
I know that he spent 12 years in the service. And I understand
that he saw some pretty harrowing things, but he was
pretty quiet about it. He applied for a pension and Aid
& Attendance. Their savings were pretty much spent by the
time the money started coming in. We kids — there are four of
us — we were helping out quite a bit. And so this is really
helpful for us as well, because it takes a lot of financial
pressure off the entire family. Unfortunately, his death and the
approval of the benefits kind of coincided. What I did at that
point was — filed a claim for my mother to receive those
benefits. And he would have been very relieved and very happy
that she’s receiving these benefits. She gets a widow’s
pension and Aid & Attendance herself. Fortunately, everything
was retroactive. She got the full amount. It’s just such a
relief to know that she’s cared for and that she can afford her
care for the rest of her life, and it’s not going to be too
much of a financial burden on the rest of the family.>>TEXT: Don’t miss out on
benefits you may have earned. Visit VA.gov

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