The VA recently announced that as of January 1, 2013 Veterans who are eligible for non-service connected pensions at the maximum rate will receive an increase in their benefit. This includes Veterans receiving Base Pension, Housebound Benefits, or Pension plus Aid & Attendance. The updated 2013 VA Pension benefit rates are listed below.
2013 Maximum Rates for Base Pension
Single Veteran – $1,038.75 per month or $$12,465 per year
Married Veteran – $1,360.33/month or $16,324 per year
2013 Maximum Rate for Housebound Benefit
Single Veteran – $1,269.41 per month or $15,233 per year
Married Veteran – $1,591.08 per month or $19,093 per year
2013 Maximum Rate for Pension plus Aid & Attendance
Single Veteran – $1,732.91 per month or $20,795 per year
Married Veteran – $2,054.33 per month or $24,652 per year
As of the date of this post the VA has not released the updated 2013 benefit amounts for Widows of Veterans.
Below is a link directly to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Note: Each VA claim is unique and the enclosed criteria is generic in nature and may not be applicable to each claimant. There are never any guarantees that any claims or specific benefit amount will be awarded.
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