Final 2012 VA Pension RatesDecember 5, 2011 5:16 pm Veterans Benefits
The VA has changed its Manual to reflect the 2012 pension numbers with the 3.6% COLA. There is one figure that is different from the chart we sent out on Friday. Basic Pension for a surviving spouse is $8,219 annually ($684 monthly) rather than the $8,280 figure we were provided on Friday. Thanks go to EC member and AVAPP founder Jim Swain for alerting us to the corrected figure and for providing a copy of the new VA Manual provisions.
A Final 2012 Pension Rate chart prepared by ElderCounsel with the corrected basic pension figure is also available below.