Free Drop-In Pension Help for Veterans

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The Department of Veteran's Affairs helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit programs.

The VA offers two broad categories of Pension benefit programs:

  • Veterans Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.
  • Survivors Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased Veteran with wartime service.

Veterans and survivors who are eligible for Pension benefits and are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible to receive additional monetary amounts.

Drop-in to the Veteran's Center in the lobby of the Main Library to meet one on one with a representative from the VA and get help or information about signing up for a pension.




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Main Library

125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134