2018 Pension Benefit Figures

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2018 Pension Benefit Figures – Final Numbers
January 1, 2018
Wartime Veterans


Type of Benefit Maximum Annual Pension Rate (Income Limit) Monthly Maximum Annual Pension Rate (Income Limit)
Service Pension $13,166
Medical expenses must exceed $659 to be deducted
$1,097
Medical expenses must exceed $55 to be deducted
One dependent $17,241
Medical expenses must exceed $863 to be deducted
$1,437
Medical expenses must exceed $72 to be deducted
Housebound $16,089 $1,341
One dependent $20,166 $1,681
Aid and Attendance $21,962 $1,830
One dependent $26,036 $2,170
Each add’l dependent child $2,250 +$188
2 Veterans Married to Each Other $17,241 $1,437

Link to Veterans pension figures: http://www.benefits.va.gov/PENSION/current_rates_veteran_pen.asp

Link to wartime periods: http://www.benefits.va.gov/PENSION/wartimeperiod.asp
 


2018 Veterans Administration Pension Rates - Final
January 1, 2018
Surviving Spouse (Death Pension)


Type of Benefit Maximum Annual Pension Rate (Income Limit) Monthly Maximum Annual Pension Rate (Income Limit)
Death Pension $8,830
Medical expenses must exceed $442 to be deducted
$736
Medical expenses must exceed $37 to be deducted
One dependent child $11,557

Medical expenses must exceed $578 to be deducted
$963

Medical expenses must exceed $48 to be deducted
Housebound $10,792 $899
One dependent child $13,514 $1,126
Aid and Attendance $14,113 $1,176
One dependent child $16,837 $1,403
Each add’l child $ 2,250 +$188

Link to Surviving Spouse pension figures: http://www.benefits.va.gov/PENSION/current_rates_survivor_pen.asp

Link to eligible wartime periods: http://www.benefits.va.gov/PENSION/wartimeperiod.asp



Reflects 2.0% cost‐of‐living increase effective 12‐01‐2017.