NSC PENSION MAXIMUM INCOME RATES (effective 12/01/2016)


COLA: 3% (monthly rates are rounded down to whole dollars (i.e. $459.93 becomes $459.00)

Standard Medicare Deduction: Actual amount will be determined by SSA based on income.

NSC Pension Maximum Income Rates based on status of Basic, Housebound, A&A, and Medical broken down Annually, Monthly, and Exclusion for Medical status
Improved Pension Maximum Income Rates 
  BASIC  HOUSEBOUND  A&A  Medical  
Veteran  Annual  Monthly  Annual  Monthly  Annual  Monthly  Exclusion (5%) 
No Dependents  $12,907  $1,075  $15,773  $1,314  $21,531  $1,794  $645 
Vet+1 Dependent  16,902  1,408  19,770  1,647  25,525  2,127  845 
Each Add Dependent  2,205  184           
               
Surviving Spouse (Death Pension)               
No Dependents  $8,656  $721  $10,580  $881  $13,836  $1,153  $433 
w/1 Dependent  11,330  944  13,24  1,104  16,506  1,373  566 
SAW (no dependents)          14,397  1,199   
SAW (w/1 dependent)          17,006  1,417   
Each Add Dependent  2,205  183           
               
Child Alone (Death Pension)               
1 Child  $2,205  $183           
Each Add Dependent  2,205  183           
               
Exclusion from Child’s Earnings  $10,400 (2017) 
               
Two Veterans Married to One Another:          $16,902  $1,408   
Two Vets Married to Each Other One H/B:          $19,770  $1,647   
Two Vets Married to Each Other Both H/B:          $22,634  $1,886   
Two Vets Married to Each Other One A/A One HB:          $28,385  $2,365   
Two Vets Married to Each Other Both A/A:          $34,153  $2,846   


NSC Pension Maximum Income Rates based on prior pension programs maximum income limits
Prior Pension Programs (Income Limits) 
Section 306 Pension (prior to 12-31-78)  Max. Inc. Limits  With A&A 
  Yearly  Monthly  Yearly  Monthly 
Veteran or Surviving Spouse  $14,680  $1,223  $15,208  $1,267 
Veteran with Dependents  19,733  1,644  20,260  1,689 
Surviving Spouse with Children  19,733  1,644     
Child Only  12,003  1,000     
Death Pension SBP/MIW Annuity Limitation   8,656       
         
Old Law (prior to 7-1-60)  Max. Inc. Limits     
  Yearly  Monthly     
Veteran or Surviving Spouse or Child (no spouse)  $12,854  $1,071     
Veteran or Surviving Spouse with Children  18,528  1,544     


Source: http://benefits.va.gov/pension/

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