The Improved Pension Rate Tables have two divisions: (1) the Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category and (2) the Amount.
The MAPR is the maximum amount of pension payable to a veteran, surviving spouse or child. MAPR fluctuates due to the following categories:
Here are some examples of how these categories interact:
|Joe is a veteran of WW II. He has a spouse. He is entitled to aid & attendance.||$23,396||Go to the A&A With One Dependent MAPR row.|
|If Joe has deductible medical expenses, he can deduct any that exceed:||$774||Go to the With One Dependent MAPR row and look at the To be deducted row beneath it.|
|Mary is a veteran of the Vietnam era. She has a spouse and one child. She is entitled to aid & attendance.||$23,396
|Go to the A&A With One Dependent MAPR row and add from the Each Additional Child row.|
|If she has deductible medical expenses, she can deduct any that exceed:||$774||Go to the With One Dependent MAPR row and look at the To be deducted row beneath it.|
The MAPR is reduced for each dollar of income that the veteran, surviving spouse, child, or their families have.
|So if Joe and his spouse have $3,000 of income and they have no deductible expenses, you subtract the income from the MAPR.
Joe will receive $20,096 for the year, or $1,675 each month of that year.
|If Mary and her spouse have $10,350 of income and they have deductible expenses of $3,588, you subtract the deductible amount from the medical expenses first.
Then subtract the expenses from the income.
Then subtract the income from the MAPR.
Mary will receive $17,880 for the year, or $1,490 each month of that year.
Here are some references to look at to help you determine what income is counted:
|Link to Regulation||Name of Regulation|
|38 Code of Federal Regulation 3.23||Improved Pension Rates -
Veterans and Surviving Spouses
|38 Code of Federal Regulation 3.271||"Income" for VA Purposes (IVAP)|
|38 Code of Federal Regulation 3.272||Exclusions from Income|
|38 Code of Federal Regulation 3.273||Rate Computations|
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Last updated October 22, 2013