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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New 2012 VA Pension Rates!

For the first time since 2008, the V.A. has announced an increase in the Non-Service Connected Pension Benefit rates.  Effective December 1, 2011, and payable beginning January 1, 2012, the new rates are as follows:

  

FOR A WARTIME VETERAN

BENEFIT

ANNUAL BENEFIT

MONTHLY EQUIVALENT

IMPROVED BASE PENSION w/out dependent

$12,256

$1,021

     w/ 1 dependent (a spouse)

$16,051

$1,337

HOUSEBOUND ALLOWANCE w/out dependent

$14,978

$1,248

     w/ 1 dependent (a spouse)

$18,773

$1,564

AID & ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE w/out dependent

$20,447

$1,703

     w/ 1 dependent (a spouse)

$24,239

$2,019

Each additional dependent

+ $2,093

+ $174

 

FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A WARTIME VETERAN

BENEFIT

ANNUAL BENEFIT

MONTHLY EQUIVALENT

IMPROVED BASE PENSION w/out dependent

$8,219

$684

     w/ 1 dependent

$10,759

$896

HOUSEBOUND ALLOWANCE w/out dependent

$10,046

$837

     w/ 1 dependent

$12,582

$1,048

AID & ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE w/out dependent

$13,138

$1,094

     w/ 1 dependent

$15,673

$1,306

Each additional dependent

+ $2,093

+ $174

  

FOR WARTIME VETERAN MARRIED TO WARTIME VETERAN

BENEFIT

ANNUAL BENEFIT

MONTHLY EQUIVALENT

IMPROVED BASE PENSION (for both)

$16,051

$1,337

One HOUSEBOUND

$18,773

$1,564

HOUSEBOUND for Both

$21,494

$1,791

One AID & ATTENDANCE

$24,239

$2,019

One AID & ATTENDANCE and One HOUSEBOUND

$26,955

$2,246

AID & ATTENDANCE for Both

$31,578

$2,631

Each dependent child

+ $2,093

+ $174

 


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