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What is the amount of the VA pension?

What is the amount of the VA pension?

  • January 19, 2015

The amount of the pension will adjust for inflation, but at the time of this writing the basic pension for a veteran is about $1,150 per month.  If the veteran is homebound the amount goes up to about $1,400 per month.  Finally, if the veteran qualifies for the Aid and Attendance benefit the pension is over $1,900 per month.  The pension amount for a surviving spouse is approximately two-thirds of the veteran's pension.  If the veteran is married, the pension amount increases by just over $300 per month.  These are maximum amounts, and the actual pension will depend on the level of income.  Regardless of the amount, VA pensions are not taxable.

*This page was updated on 5/9/2020.