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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2016 VA Aid and Attendance Pension Rates

What are the 2016 VA Aid and Attendance Pension rates?

For 2016, the Maximum Allowable Pension Rates (MAPR) for the VA Basic Pension, Housebound, and Aid and Attendance ratings have stayed the same as in 2015.

As indicated below, the maximum monthly pension payable to a married veteran in need of Aid and Attendance is $2,120 per month. The maximum monthly payment to a surviving spouse is $1,149.

See the table below:


Maximum Allowable Pension Rate (MAPR)
Approx. Monthly Benefit
Veteran
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
$12,868
$1,072
Veteran
(Basic Pension with one dependent)
$16,851
$1,404
Veteran
(Housebound with no dependent)
$15,715
$1,310
Veteran
(Housebound with one dependent)
$19,710
$1,642
Veteran
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
$21,466
$1,778
Veteran
(Aid and Attendance with one dependent)
$25,448
$2,120
Each additional child
$2,198
$183



Surviving Spouse
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
$8,630
$719
Surviving Spouse
(Housebound with no dependent)
$10,548
$879
Surviving Spouse
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
$13,794
$1,149
Surviving child
$2,198
$183



Veteran Married to Veteran
(Both Aid and Attendance)
$34,050
$2,837

Golowin Legal, LLC 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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