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Survivors Pension Rate Tables - Effective 12/1/99


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Survivors Pension Rate Table 
Surviving Spouse/Child(ren) - Alone or With the Other

Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-1999
Increase Factor: 1.024%
Standard Medicare Deduction: $45.50

Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR) Category Amount
MAPR Without Dependent Child $6,026
To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR or $301
MAPR With One Dependent Child $7,891
To be deducted, medical expenses must exceed 5% of MAPR or $394
Housebound Without Dependents $7,367
Housebound With One Dependent $9,228
A&A Without Dependents $9,635
A&A With One Dependent $11,497
Add for Each Additional Child $1,532
Child Earned Income Exclusion effective 1/1/2000 $7,200

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