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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How Much Is VA Aid and Attendance In 2013?

One of the first questions people have once they discover that eligible wartime veterans or their surviving spouses can receive a tax-free monthly pension from the VA is "How much does the VA Aid and Attendance pension pay?"

For 2013, the Maximum Allowable Pension Rates (MAPR) for Basic Pension, Housebound, and Aid and Attendance ratings have increased by 1.7% from the 2012 levels.

As indicated below, the maximum monthly pension payable to a married veteran in need of Aid and Attendance is now $2,054 per month.  The maximum monthly payment to a surviving spouse is $1,113.  See the table below:


Maximum Allowable Pension Rate (MAPR)
Approx. Monthly Benefit
Veteran
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
$12,465
$1,038
Veteran
(Basic Pension with one dependent)
$16,324
$1,360
Veteran
(Housebound with no dependent)
$15,233
$1,268
Veteran
(Housebound with one dependent)
$19,093
$1,591
Veteran
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
$20,795
$1,732
Veteran
(Aid and Attendance with one dependent)
$24,652
$2,054
Each additional child
$2,093
$174



Surviving Spouse
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
$8,359
$696
Surviving Spouse
(Housebound with no dependent)
$10,217
$851
Surviving Spouse
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
$13,362
$1,113
Surviving child
$2,129
$177



Veteran Married to Veteran
(Both Aid and Attendance)
$32,100
$2,675
Taps Elder Law provides Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance planning to families in the central Ohio area.  If you or a loved one is a wartime veteran or surviving spouse and is paying for in-home, assisted living or nursing home care, call us at (614) 453-5208 today to inquire about eligibility for VA Aid and Attendance benefits. Visit our website for more information on VA Aid and Attendance Pension Planning.
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