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8.4. Maximum Annual Pension Rate for VA NSC Pension

Maximum Annual Pension Rate for VA NSC Pension

The MAPR limits are established by Congress yearly and used to determine income limits. The yearly maximum annual pension rate, MAPR, varies from a $12,907 income limit to $34,153 income limit, (2016 MAPR table). The MAPR yearly limit is influenced by allowable financial deductions, dependents, housebound status, and a need for aid and attendance for the Veteran and/or spouse. The MAPR Limits effective 12/01/16 are:

If you are:                                                                                           Yearly income (after allowable deductions, refer to allowable deductions)                         must be less than

Veteran with no dependents                                                          $12,907

Veteran with a spouse and *child                                                   $16,902

Housebound Veteran with no dependents                                     $15,773

Housebound Veteran with one dependent                                     $19,770

Veteran needing Aid & Attendance with no dependents                $21,531

Veteran needing Aid & Attendance with one dependent                $25,525

Two Vets Married to Each Other                                                    $16,902

Two Vets Married to Each Other 1 Housebound                            $19,770

Two Vets Married to Each Other both Housebound                       $22,634

Two Vets Married to Each Other One with A&A                             $25,525

Two Vets Married to Each Other One A&A One H/B                      $28,385

Two Vets Married to Each Other Both with A&A                             $34,153

 

*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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