HomeVeterans Guide to VA BenefitsAppendix IV - VA Pension Tables2018 Survivors Pension Table

2. 2018 Survivors Pension Table

Survivors Pension Rate Tables - Effective 12/1/18

Improved Death Pension Rate Table 
Surviving Spouse/Child(ren) - Alone or With the Other


Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2018
Increase Factor:  2.8%
Standard Medicare Deduction: Actual amount will be determined by SSA based on individual income.

Net Worth Bright-Line Limit effective 10-18-2018 is $123,600 (Penalty Period Rate is $2,169)
Net Worth Bright-Line Limit effective 12-01-2018 is $127,061 (Penalty Period Rate is $2,230)


Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category Amount
MAPR Without Dependent Child $9,078
To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR or $ 453
MAPR With One Dependent Child $11,881
To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR or $594
Housebound Without Dependents $11,095
Housebound With One Dependent $13,893
A&A Without Dependents $14,509
A&A Without Dependents (SAW Veteran's Surviving Spouse) $15,097
A&A With One Dependent $17,309
A&A With One Dependent (SAW Veteran's Surviving Spouse) $17,833
SBP/MIW Annuity Limitation $9,078
Add for Each Additional Child $2,313
MAPR FOR CHILD ALONE $2,313
Child Earned Income Exclusion effective 1/1/2000 $7,200
(38 CFR ยง3.272(j)(1)) effective 1/1/2001 $7,450
  effective 1/1/2002 $7,700
  effective 1/1/2003 $7,800
  effective 1/1/2004 $7,950
  effective 1/1/2005 $8,200
  effective 1/1/2006 $8,450
  effective 1/1/2007 $8,750
  effective 1/1/2008 $8,950
  effective 1/1/2009 $9,350
  effective 1/1/2012 $9,750
  effective 1/1/2013 $10,000
  effective 1/1/2014 $10,150
  effective 1/1/2015 $10,300
  effective 1/1/2016 $10,350
  effective 1/1/2017 $10,400
  effective 1/1/2018 $12,000
  effective 1/1/2019 $12,200


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