What is the amount of the VA pension?
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.