Veterans Pension Benefits have been given a Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for 2019.
Basic Improved Pension Rates for 2019
The Basic Improved Pension is for wartime veterans that are 65 years old or disabled. Based on the veteran’s finances, a single veteran can receive up to $1127 per month or $13,526 annually. A veteran with one dependent receives up to $1476 ($17,233 annually), and a veteran’s widow can receive up to $755 per month ($9,072 annually).
Veterans Housebound Pension Benefits for 2019
If a wartime veteran is eligible for housebound pension benefits, he or she can receive up to $1,378 per month ($16,533 annually). If the veteran has a dependent, then the amount increases to $1,726 per month ($20,723 annually). Widows under this benefit will receive $923 per month ($11,085 annually).
Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits for 2019
For a wartime veteran to receive the Aid & Attendance level of benefits, he or she must general need assistance with two or more activities of daily living. Once qualified, the single veteran can receive up to $1,880 per month ($22,573 per year). With a dependent, the veteran will be entitled up to $2,230 per month ($26,763 per year). Widows at this level will receive up to $1,209 monthly ($14,507 per year).
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