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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
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
(Basic Pension with one dependent)
(Housebound with no dependent)
(Housebound with one dependent)
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
(Aid and Attendance with one dependent)
Each additional child

Surviving Spouse
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
Surviving Spouse
(Housebound with no dependent)
Surviving Spouse
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
Surviving child

Veteran Married to Veteran
(Both Aid and Attendance)
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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