I must receive the following email 2-4 times a week. I am wondering what it will take for the VA to get the memo out on this pension so that VA employees will stop telling people they don't qualify unless they are already receiving VA compensation. I've been told that my father cannot apply/get the Aid & Assistant Pension unless he is already receiving VA pension/compensation. The A&A is piggybacked on but is not available on its own. Is this true? Because I do not see that information on the website. And I don't want to go through the huge application process, if he's not eligible. Thank you for your quick reply!! For those who don't know, this is totally incorrect and has nothing to do with "Improved Pension".