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Pension

Veterans Pension Rate Table – Effective 12/1/03

 

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Veterans Pension Rate Table 
Veteran - Alone & With Dependents


Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2003
Increase Factor: 2.1%
Standard Medicare Deduction: $66.60


Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category

Amount

If you are a veteran... Your yearly income must be less than...
Without Spouse or Child $9,894
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $494
With One Dependent $12,959
  To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR,  or,  $647
Housebound Without Dependents $12,092
Housebound With One Dependent $15,156
A&A Without Dependents $16,509
A&A With One Dependent $19,570
Two Vets Married to Each Other $12,959
Add for Early War Veteran (Mexican Border Period or WW1) to any category above $2,244
Add for Each Additional Child to any category above $1,688
Child Earned Income Exclusion effective: 01-01-2000 $7,200
(38 CFR §3.272 (j)(1))
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01-01-2001 $7,450
  01-01-2002 $7,700
  01-01-2003 $7,800
  01-01-2004 $7,950

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