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8.4. Maximum Annual Pension Rate for VA NSC Pension

Maximum Annual Pension Rate for VA NSC Pension

Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2017
Increase Factor:  2.0%
Standard Medicare Deduction: Actual amount will be determined by SSA based on individual income.


Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category

Amount

If you are a veteran... Your yearly income must be less than...
Without Spouse or Child $13,166
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $ 659
With One Dependent $17,241
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $ 863
Housebound Without Dependents $16,089
Housebound With One Dependent $20,166
A&A Without Dependents $21,962
A&A With One Dependent $26,036
Two Vets Married to Each Other $17,241
Two Vets Married to Each Other One H/B $20,166
Two Vets Married to Each Other Both H/B $23,087
Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A $26,036
Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A One H/B $28,953
Two Vets Married to Each Other Both A/A $34,837
Add for Early War Veteran (Mexican Border Period or WW1) to any category above $2,991
Add for Each Additional Child to any category above $2,250
Child Earned Income Exclusion effective: 01-01-2000 $7,200
(38 CFR §3.272 (j)(1))
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01-01-2001 $7,450
  01-01-2002 $7,700
  01-01-2003 $7,800
  01-01-2004 $7,950
  01-01-2005 $8,200
  01-01-2006 $8,450
  01-01-2007 $8,750
  01-01-2008 $8,950
  01-01-2009 $9,350
  01-01-2012 $9,750
  01-01-2013 $10,000
  01-01-2014 $10,150
  01-01-2015 $10,300
  01-01-2016 $10,350
  01-01-2017 $10,400
  01-01-2018 $10,650


*Child dependents are: (1) under the age of 18, (2) between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending college, or (3) declared a "helpless child" due to an infirmity before the age of 18. Veterans with additional dependent children should add $2,205 to the MAPR limit for each child.        

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