SR 04-01 Dated 01/04

Previous Policy


Payments made to disabled or retired veterans or their legal dependents by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Treatment: Unearned Income


When determining eligibility and allotment amount, exclude VA benefits payable to:

• children born with spina bifida (including adult children) of Vietnam veterans*; or

• individuals with covered birth defects, as defined by the VA, who are natural born children of female veterans who served in Vietnam from February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975.

Also, see VA Aid and Attendance Allowance and Educational Income.