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 2019 and effective until December 1, 2019.


2019 Maximum Annual Veterans Pension Rates (MAPR) 
 Effective December 1, 2018 – 2.8% COLA Increase

If you are a veteran...

Annual

Monthly

Without Spouse or Child

$13,535

$1,127

No dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$676

$56

With One Dependent

$17,724

$1,477

With dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$886

$74

Housebound Without Dependents

$16,540

$1,378

Housebound With One Dependent

$20,731

$1,727

A&A Without Dependents

$22,577

$1,881

A&A With One Dependent

$26,766

$2,230

Two Vets Married to Each Other

$17,724

$1,477

Two Vets Married to Each Other One H/B

$20,731

$1,727

Two Vets Married to Each Other Both H/B

$23,734

$1,977

Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A

$26,766

$2,230

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

$29,764

$2,480

Two Vets Married to Each Other Both A/A

$35,813

$2,984

Add for Mexican Border Period or WW1 to any category above

$3,075

$256

Add for Each Additional Child to any category above

$2,313

$192



2019 Maximum Annual Survivors Pension Rates (MAPR)
 Effective December 1, 2018 – 2.8% Annual Increase

If you are a surviving spouse...

 

Annual

Monthly

MAPR Without Dependent Child

$9,078

$756

No dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$453

$38

MAPR With One Dependent Child

$11,881

$990

With dependents, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR

$594

$50

Housebound Without Dependents

$11,095

$924

Housebound With One Dependent

$13,893

$1,157

A&A Without Dependents

$14,509

$1,209

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

$15,097

$1,258

A&A With One Dependent

$17,309

$1,442

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

$17,833

$1,486

SBP/MIW Annuity Limitation

$9,078

$756

Add for Each Additional Child

$2,313

$192

MAPR FOR CHILD ALONE

$2,313

$192

Child Earned Income Exclusion effective 1/1/2018

$7,200

$600



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