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Pension

Veterans Pension Rate Table – Effective 12/1/18

 

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Veterans Pension Rate Table 
Veteran - Alone & With Dependents


Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2018
Increase Factor:  2.8%
Standard Medicare Deduction: Actual amount will be determined by SSA based on individual income.

Net Worth Bright-Line Limit effective 10-18-2018 is $123,600 (Penalty Period Rate is $2,169)
Net Worth Bright-Line Limit effective 12-01-2018 is $127,061 (Penalty Period Rate is $2,230)


Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category

Amount

If you are a veteran... Your yearly income must be less than...
Without Spouse or Child $13,535
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $676 
With One Dependent $17,724
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $ 886 
Housebound Without Dependents $16,540
Housebound With One Dependent $20,731
A&A Without Dependents $22,577
A&A With One Dependent $26,766
Two Vets Married to Each Other $17,724
Two Vets Married to Each Other One H/B $20,731
Two Vets Married to Each Other Both H/B $23,734
Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A $26,766
Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A One H/B $29,764
Two Vets Married to Each Other Both A/A $35,813
Add for Early War Veteran (Mexican Border Period or WW1) to any category above $3,075
Add for Each Additional Child to any category above $2,313
Child Earned Income Exclusion effective: 01-01-2000 $7,200
(38 CFR §3.272 (j)(1))
This link takes you to the full regulation;
scroll down to get the specific citation.
01-01-2001 $7,450
  01-01-2002 $7,700
  01-01-2003 $7,800
  01-01-2004 $7,950
  01-01-2005 $8,200
  01-01-2006 $8,450
  01-01-2007 $8,750
  01-01-2008 $8,950
  01-01-2009 $9,350
  01-01-2012 $9,750
  01-01-2013 $10,000
  01-01-2014 $10,150
  01-01-2015 $10,300
  01-01-2016 $10,350
  01-01-2017 $10,400
  01-01-2018 $12,000
  01-01-2019 $12,200

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