What about net worth?

Net worth means the net value of the assets of the veteran and his or her dependents. It includes such assets as bank accounts, stocks and bonds, mutual funds and any property other than the veteran’s residence and a reasonable lot area. There is no set limit on how much net worth a veteran and his dependents can have, but net worth cannot be excessive.

The decision as to whether a claimant’s net worth is excessive depends on the facts of each individual case. All net worth should be reported and VA will determine if a claimant’s assets are sufficiently large that the claimant could live off these assets for a reasonable period of time. VA’s needs-based programs are not intended to protect substantial assets or build up an estate for the benefit of heirs.

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1. What is the Veterans Affair pension for veterans?
2. What are the periods of war?
3. Who is eligible?
4. What is countable income for veterans pension eligibility purposes?
5. What about net worth?
6. Are there any exclusions to income or deductions that may be made to reduce countable income?
7. How does Veterans Affairs calculate your pension?
8. What are Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits?
9. How do I apply?
10. If I am already receiving monthly payments or a service-connected disability can I get a Veterans Affairs pension too?
11. What are the maximum annual pension rates?
12. What if I am receiving DIC payments because my husband died in service or of a service connected disability?