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Improved Disability Benefits Pension Rate Table
Effective 12/1/11

Veteran Alone & With Dependents


Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2011
Increase Factor: 3.6 %
Standard Medicare Deduction: $99.90


Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category
If you are a veteran... Your yearly income must be less than...
Without Spouse or Child $12,256
To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR, or, $ 612
With One Dependent $16,051
To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR or $ 802
Housebound Without Dependents $14,978
Housebound With One Dependent $18,773
A&A Without Dependents $20,447
A&A With One Dependent $24,239
Two Vets Married to Each Other $16,051
Add for Early War Veteran (Mexican Border Period or WW1) to any category above $2,783
Add for Each Additional Child to any category above $2,093

Child Earned Income Exclusion
(38 CFR § 3.272(j)(1))
Child Earned Income Exclusion effective: Amount
01-01-2000 $7,200
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