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Veterans Pension Rate Table – Effective 12/1/02


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Veterans Pension Rate Table 
Veteran - Alone & With Dependents

Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2002
Increase Factor: 1.014%
Standard Medicare Deduction: $58.70

Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category


If you are a veteran... Your yearly income must be less than...
Without Spouse or Child $9,690
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $484
With One Dependent $12,692
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $634
Housebound Without Dependents $11,843
Housebound With One Dependent $14,844
A&A Without Dependents $16,169
A&A With One Dependent $19,167
Two Vets Married to Each Other $12,692
Add for Early War Veteran (Mexican Border Period or WW1) to any category above $2,197
Add for Each Additional Child to any category above $1,653
Child Earned Income Exclusion effective: 01-01-2000 $7,200
(38 CFR §3.272 (j)(1))
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01-01-2001 $7,450
  01-01-2002 $7,700
  01-01-2003 $7,800

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