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Increase in VA Pension & Aid and Attendance Benefits

12-01-2011 - Effective Dec. 1, 2011, the maximum Veterans Pension, and maximum Veterans Pension with Aid and Attendance benefits, has increased. For eligible individuals, the V.A. will provide benefits sufficient to elevate the recipient's net income to the maximum amount, as follows. For more on V.A. benefits for long-term care, click here.

2011 Veterans Pension and Aid & Attendance Rates

Veteran

Max. Pension: $1021 (was $985)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: $1703 (was $1644)

Veteran with one dependent

Max. Pension: $1337 (was $1291)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: $2019 (was $1949)

Widow of a Veteran

Max. Pension: $684 (was $661)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: $1094 (was $1056)

Widow of a Veteran with one dependent

Max. Pension: $896(was $865)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: $1306 (was $1260)

Veteran Permanently Housebound

Max. Pension: $1248 (was $1204)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: N/A

Veteran Permanently Housebound with one dependent

Max. Pension: $1564 (was $1510)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: N/A

Widow Permanently Housebound

Max. Pension: $837 (was $808)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: N/A

Widow Permanently Housebound with ane dependent

Max. Pension: $1048 (was $1012)

Max. Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits: N/A 

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