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Basic compensation or increased compensation benefits from the U.S. Veterans Administration:

  • you have a disability which was incurred during military service and may have become worse
  • you have a disease or other condition which was incurred and treated during your military service and has recurred
  • you are entitledtocompensation if your are diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Pension from the Veterans Administration, depending upon your other income:

  • you are a disabled wartime veteran unable to work
  • you are a veteran of any war (90 days of service or more)
  • you are the dependent parent of a veteran who died in military action
  • you are the eligible widow of a deceased wartime veteran

Educational and medical benefits:

  • your spouse/parent has a disability rated as "100 percent service connected" by the Veterans Administration
  • your spouse/parent died of a service-connected disability
    (You may also be eligible for other compensatory benefits)

Medical care from the Veterans Administration depending upon resource availability:

  • you are a veteran over the age of 65
  • you require care but cannot afford to pay for such care

Medical care for any condition from the Veterans Administration:

  • you are a veteran with a service-connected disability of 50 percent or more
  • you are a World War I veteran
  • you are a former prisoner of war
  • you are a pension recipient