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64.105 Pension to Veterans Surviving Spouses, and Children
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38 U.S.C. 1541, 1542, 1543.
To assist needy surviving spouses, and children of deceased war-time veterans whose deaths were not due to service.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Applicant Eligibility: Unmarried surviving spouses and children of deceased veterans who had at least 90 days of honorable active war-time service or, if less than 90 days during war-time, were discharged for a service- connected disability. Income restrictions are prescribed. A child must be unmarried and under 18, between 18 and 23 if in school, or disabled before 18 and continuously incapable of self-support. Pension is not payable to those whose estates are so large that it is reasonable they use the estate for maintenance.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: A surviving spouse, or child must promptly report a change in marital status and income. Additionally, a change in schooling for a child over 18 but under 23 must be reported. Eligibility verification requests are sent periodically.
Account Identification: 36-0102-0-1-701.
In fiscal year 2001, 247,784 survivors cases received pension. The figures for subsequent periods are: fiscal year 2002, an estimated 232,765 cases; and fiscal year 2003, an estimated 219,456 cases.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
38 CFR 3.3. "Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents," Pamphlet 80-00-1, $5.00, available from Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. The stock number: 051-000-00220-2.
Regional or Local Office: See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Veterans Benefits Administration field offices.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: