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2. 2021 VA Survivors Pension Table

Survivors Pension Rate Tables - Effective 12/1/20

Date of cost-of-living increase: December 1, 2020
Increase factor: 1.3%
Standard Medicare deduction: Actual amount will be determined by SSA based on individual income.

The net worth limit to qualify for a Survivors Pension as of December 1, 2020, is $130,773.

For qualified surviving spouses with at least 1 dependent:

If you have 1 dependent child and…

Your MAPR amount is (in U.S. $):

You don’t qualify for Housebound or Aid and Attendance benefits

12,229

You qualify for Housebound benefits

14,300

You qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits

17,815

You qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits and you’re the surviving spouse of a Veteran who served in the Spanish-American War (SAW)

18,355

Notes:

For qualified surviving spouses with no dependents:

If you have no dependents and…

Your MAPR amount is (in U.S. $):

You don’t qualify for Housebound or Aid and Attendance benefits

9,344

You qualify for Housebound benefits

11,420

You qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits

14,934

You qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits and you’re the surviving spouse of a Veteran who served in the Spanish-American War (SAW)

15,539

Notes:

For qualified surviving children:

If you’re…

Your MAPR amount is (in U.S. $):

A qualified surviving child

2,382

 


 


 


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