World War II Veterans
“They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front.” – Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Nation
Approximately 16 million veterans answered the call back in the 1940s when World War II began, many of these veterans are now over 70 years old. It is estimated that there are still more than 1.7 million WWII veterans living in the United States or abroad. As these veterans continue to age, their needs become greater and many will turn to veterans benefits for assistance.
If you or the veteran you love needs help with a claim for disability compensation, Vets National Advocates can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
World War Veterans Benefits
Elderly veterans, those over the age of 65, make up the majority of U.S. veterans with more than 12.4 million being counted in the U.S. Census. These individuals include those who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War and World War II.
There are many kinds of benefits for elderly veterans, however, two specific programs could benefit World War II veterans:
Aid & Attendance
An increased pension amount for elderly veterans who need assistance performing daily functions, are bedridden, reside in a nursing homes or whose eyesight is limited.
If you or a veteran you love is substantially confined to their home due to a permanent disability they may be entitled to an increased monthly pension amount.
A number of specialty programs are available for elderly veterans with complex needs that require the daily support and assistance of another individual. The programs allow elderly veterans to receive geriatric and long-term care at home, VA medical centers or in their community.
World War II veterans benefits are also available for veterans who were exposed to ionizing radiation and the survivors of veterans with radiation exposure including surviving spouses and dependent children.
Contact Vets National Advocates
We understand how important it is for veterans and the families of veterans to receive adequate benefits and compensation. Vets National Advocates can help you and your loved ones find beneficial resources and file for veteran benefits.