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Veterans’ Benefits: Pension Benefit Programs

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(Congressional Research Service, February 2010)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers several pension programs for veterans and their surviving spouses and dependent children. This report will provide information on the most current pension programs—those programs for which a veteran, a surviving spouse, or a dependent child becomes eligible on or after January 1, 1979—and on the special pension program for Medal of Honor recipients.

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