What are the 2018 VA Aid and Attendance rates?

For 2018, the VA Aid and Attendance Pension rates have increased from 2017. This means the Maximum Allowable Pension Rates (MAPR) for the VA Basic Pension, Housebound, and Aid and Attendance ratings payable to a married veteran in need of Aid and Attendance is now $2,169 per month. The maximum monthly payment to a surviving spouse is now $1,176.

VA Aid and Attendance Rates

See the table below:

  Maximum Allowable Pension Rate (MAPR) Approx. Monthly Benefit
Veteran

 

(Basic Pension with no dependent)

$13,166 $1,097
Veteran

 

(Basic Pension with one dependent)

$17,241 $1,436
Veteran

 

(Housebound with no dependent)

$16,089 $1,340
Veteran

 

(Housebound with one dependent)

$20,166 $1,680
Veteran

 

(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)

$21,962 $1,830
Veteran

 

(Aid and Attendance with one dependent)

$26,036 $2,169
Each additional child $2,250 $187
     
Surviving Spouse

 

(Basic Pension with no dependent)

$8,830 $735
Surviving Spouse

 

(Housebound with no dependent)

$10,792 $899
Surviving Spouse

 

(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)

$14,113 $1,176
Surviving child $2,250 $187
     
Veteran Married to Veteran

 

(Both Aid and Attendance)

$34,837 $2,903

Golowin Legal, LLC provides Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance Pension planning to families in the central Ohio area.  If you or a loved one is a wartime veteran or surviving spouse and is paying for in-home, assisted living or nursing home care, call us at (614) 453-5208 today to inquire about eligibility for VA Aid and Attendance benefits. Visit our website for more information on VA Aid and Attendance Pension Planning.