HomeVeterans Guide to VA BenefitsAppendix IV - VA Pension Tables2019 VA Pension Table

1. 2019 VA Pension Table

Veterans Pension Rate Table – Effective 12/1/19

Veteran - Alone & With Dependents

Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2019
Increase Factor:  1.6%
Standard Medicare Deduction: Actual amount will be determined by SSA based on individual income.

Net Worth Bright-Line Limit effective 12-01-2019 is $129,094 (Penalty Period Rate is $2,266)

Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category

Amount

If you are a veteran...

Your yearly income must be less than...

Without Spouse or Child

$13,752

 

To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $687 

With One Dependent

$18,008

 

To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $ 900 

Housebound Without Dependents

$16,805

Housebound With One Dependent

$21,063

A&A Without Dependents

$22,939

A&A With One Dependent

$27,195

Two Vets Married to Each Other

$18,008

Two Vets Married to Each Other One H/B

$21,063

Two Vets Married to Each Other Both H/B

$24,114

Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A

$27,195

Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A One H/B

$30,241

Two Vets Married to Each Other Both A/A

$36,387

 

 

Add for Early War Veteran (Mexican Border Period or WW1) to any category above

$3,125

Add for Each Additional Child to any category above

$2,351

 

Child Earned Income Exclusion effective:

01-01-2000

$7,200

(38 CFR §3.272 (j)(1))
This link takes you to the full regulation;
scroll down to get the specific citation.

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

$12,000

 

01-01-2019

$12,200

 

01-01-2020

$12,400

 


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