What are the Various Income Levels for Aid and Attendance Pension?

Pension and Survivors Pension will pay the difference between the claimant's gross household income – adjusted for out-of-pocket medical costs – and the applicable Maximum Annual Pension Rate.

There are 9 pension incomes commonly paid from the tables listed below depending on whether it is a veteran – married or single, a surviving spouse and whether there is a rating. An additional number of less common pension incomes are also available from the tables.

Here are the pension and survivior rate tables for 2020 and effective until December 1, 2020.


2020 Maximum Annual Veterans Pension Rates (MAPR) 
 Effective December 1, 2019 – 1.6% COLA Increase

If you are a veteran...

Annual

Monthly

Without Spouse or Child

$13,752

$1,146

No dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$87

$57

With One Dependent

$18,008

$1,500

With dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$900

$75

Housebound Without Dependents

$16,805

$1,400

Housebound With One Dependent

$21,063

$1,755

A&A Without Dependents

$22,939

$1,911

A&A With One Dependent

$27,195

$2,266

Two Vets Married to Each Other

$18,008

$1,500

Two Vets Married to Each Other One H/B

$21,063

$1,755

Two Vets Married to Each Other Both H/B

$24,114

$2,009

Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A

$27,195

$2,266

Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A One H/B

$30,241

$2,520

Two Vets Married to Each Other Both A/A

$36,387

$3,032

Add for Each Additional Child to any category above

$2,351

$195



2020 Maximum Annual Survivors Pension Rates (MAPR)
 Effective December 1, 2019 – 1.6% Annual Increase

If you are a surviving spouse...

 

Annual

Monthly

MAPR Without Dependent Child

$9,224

$768

No dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$461

$38

MAPR With One Dependent Child

$12,072

$1,006

With dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$603

$50

Housebound Without Dependents

$11,273

$939

Housebound With One Dependent

$14,116

$1,176

A&A Without Dependents

$14,742

$1,228

A&A Without Dependents (SAW Veteran's Surviving Spouse)

$15,339

$1,278

A&A With One Dependent

$17,586

$1,465

A&A With One Dependent (SAW Veteran's Surviving Spouse)

$18,119

$1,509

SBP/MIW Annuity Limitation

$9,224

$768

Add for Each Additional Child

$2,351

$195

MAPR FOR CHILD ALONE

$2,351

$195

Child Earned Income Exclusion effective 1/1/2000

$7,200

$600



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