The VA’s Veteran and Survivor’s Pension benefit programs provide a supplemental income to qualified veterans. Qualification is based on the applicants total household income from all sources including, Social Security and other retirement benefits. The applicant’s total annual income and net worth must be less than the minimum annual pension rate (MAPR) set by Congress. Pension payment amount is determined by the amount needed to rise the applicants income to the MAPR. Click below for more information.