What are the 2019 VA Aid and Attendance Pension rates?

For 2019, the Maximum Allowable Pension Rates (MAPR) for the VA Basic Pension, Housebound, and Aid and Attendance ratings have increased from 2018.

As indicated below, the maximum monthly pension payable to a married veteran in need of Aid and Attendance is now $2,231 per month. The maximum monthly payment to a surviving spouse is now $1,209.

These monthly payments are tax-free money to be used by the veteran or surviving spouse as they see fit, though it is most often used to help pay for in-home, assisted living, or nursing home costs.

Qualifying for this VA Pension can make a dramatic difference in the veteran or surviving spouse’s ability to pay for the daily support they need to stay safe and out of the nursing home.

Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance

If you know a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse of a wartime veteran, make sure they know about this program by sending them a link to the Golowin Legal VA Aid and Attendance page.

 Maximum Allowable Pension Rate (MAPR)Approx. Monthly Benefit
Veteran
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
$13,535$1,128
Veteran
(Basic Pension with one dependent)
$17,724$1,477
Veteran
(Housebound with no dependent)
$16,540$1,378
Veteran
(Housebound with one dependent)
$20,731$1,728
Veteran
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
$22,577$1,881
Veteran
(Aid and Attendance with one dependent)
$26,766$2,231
Each additional child$2,313$193
   
Surviving Spouse
(Basic Pension with no dependent)
$9,078$757
Surviving Spouse
(Housebound with no dependent)
$11,095$925
Surviving Spouse
(Aid and Attendance with no dependent)
$14,509$1,209
Surviving child$2,313$193
   
Veteran Married to Veteran
(Both Aid and Attendance)
$35,813$2,984

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If you need assistance filing a claim for VA Aid and Attendance Pension, please contact VA Accredited Attorney Russell Golowin at 614.453.5208 today.