Congress recently approved a 2% cost-of-living increase in the maximum annual pension rate for service pension and death pension benefits.
Maximum Annual Pension Rates for the Service Pension are as follows:
|Pension w/ Housebound Allowance||$16,089||$1,341|
|Pension with Aid & Attendance Allowance||$21,962||$1,830|
Maximum Annual Pension Rates for the Death Pension (pension for surviving spouses of veterans) are as follows:
|Pension w/ Housebound Allowance||$10,792||$899|
|Pension with Aid & Attendance Allowance||$14,113||$1,176|
The increase is effective December 1, 2017 and will be reflected in benefit payments beginning in January 2018.