Effective December 1, 2011

The COLA increases for major Pension benefits follow. Charts showing COLA increases for all Pension benefits and for all parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits are attached here.

Single Veteran

Base Pension: $12,256 annually; $1,021 monthly
Supplements: Housebound: $14,978 annually; $1,248 monthly
Aid & Attendance: $20,447 annually; $1,703 monthly

Veteran With One Dependent (Spouse or Child)

Base Pension: $16,051 annually; $1,337 monthlly
Supplements: Housebound: $18,773 annually; $1,564 monthly
Aid & Attendance: $24,239 annually; $2,019 monthly

Surviving Spouse Of A Veteran

Base: $8,219 annually; $684 monthly
Supplements: Housebound: $10,046 annually; $837 monthly
Aid & Attendance: $13,138 annually; $1,094 monthly

Veteran Married to Veteran

Both Receiving Aid & Attendance: $31,578 annually; $2,631 monthly

Charts showing the 2011 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Pension and parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits- 2012 Improved Pension Rates

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