You can apply in person or by mail for Veterans pension benefits. Follow these steps to apply for this tax-free benefit.
- Find out if you qualify. Check your eligibility.
- Gather the information listed below that you’ll need to fill out your pension application.
What information do I need to apply?
- Military history
- Your financial information and the financial information of your dependents (required)
- Work history
- Direct deposit information
- Medical information
You can apply in 1 of 3 ways:
Apply by mail
Fill out Form 21P-527EZ (Application for Pension). Download Form 21P-527EZ.
Mail it to the Pension Management Center (PMC) for your state. Find your PMC.
Work with a trained professional
You can work with a trained professional called an accredited representative to get help applying for VA pension benefits. Find an accredited representative.
Apply in person
Bring your application to a Regional Benefits Office near you. Find a Regional Benefits Office.
How long does it take VA to make a decision?
It depends. We process claims in the order we receive them, unless a claim requires priority processing.