http://www.usnews.com/news/articles...ments-payroll-151-years-after-last-shot-fired U.S. Still Paying a Civil War Pension "One beneficiary from the Civil War [is] still alive and receiving benefits," Randy Noller of the Department of Veterans Affairs confirms. Irene Triplett – the 86-year-old daughter of a Civil War veteran – collects $73.13 each month from her father's military pension. The identity of Triplett was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in 2014. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Now we need to properly take care of all of our veterans. Donald Trump will certainly do that.