Aid and Attendance Benefit for VA Pensions For 2014

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Aid and Attendance Benefit for VA Pensions For 2014

V.A. Non Service Connected Pension Amounts for 2014 (The “Aid and Attendance Benefit”)
By Matthew P. Zanotelli, Meurer Law Offices, P.C., December 19, 2013
The V.A. has authorized a 1.015% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for recipients of the Non-Service Connected Pension, more commonly referred to as the “Aid and Attendance” benefit.  The amounts moving forward are as follows:
2014 Maximum Annual Rates:*  (Rates vary from $0.00 to the listed maximum amount)
Aid and Attendance Level of the Benefit:
·        Single Veteran:           $21,108/Annual                
                                          $  1,759/Monthly                 
·        Married Veteran:         $25,020/Annual                
                                          $  2,085/Monthly                 
·        Surviving Spouse:       $13,560/Annual                
                                          $  1,130/Monthly                 
Housebound Level of the Benefit:
·        Single Veteran:           $15,456/Annual                
                                          $  1,288/Monthly                 
·        Married Veteran:         $19,380/Annual                
                                          $  1,615/Monthly                 
·        Surviving Spouse:       $10,046/Annual                
                                          $    864/Monthly                   
Base Pension:
·        Single Veteran:           $12,256/Annual                
                                          $  1,054/Monthly                 
  • Married Veteran:         $16,051/Annual
$  1,381/Monthly
·        Surviving Spouse:       $  8,219/Annual                               
                                          $    707/Monthly                   
*Rates effective 12/1/2013.  Citing http://www.veteransaidbenefit.org/aid_and_attendance_pension_benefit.htm and independent calculations by attorneys of Meurer Law Offices, P.C.
If you or a loved one have questions about whether a Veteran in your life qualifies for this pension in Colorado, you can set up a free consultation at Meurer Law Offices, P.C. by calling 303-991-3544.
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