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Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-1999
Increase Factor: 1.024%
Standard Medicare Deduction: $45.50
Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category
|If you are a veteran...||Your yearly income must be less than...|
|Without Spouse or Child||$8,989|
|To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR, or, $449|
|With One Dependent||$11,773|
|To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR, or, $588|
|Housebound Without Dependents||$10,987|
|Housebound With One Dependent||$13,771|
|A&A Without Dependents||$14,999|
|A&A With One Dependent||$17,782|
|Two Vets Married to Each Other||$11,773|
|Add for Early War Veteran (Mexican Border Period or WW1) to any category above||$2,037|
|Add for Each Additional Child to any category above||$1,532|
|Child Earned Income Exclusion effective:||01-01-2000||$7,200|
|(38 CFR §3.272 (j)(1))
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