Cost-of-Living Adjustment – Will My VA Benefit Increase in 2012?

December 6, 2011 5:01 pm by admin in Blog, Veterans Benefits

By:  Erin R. Solaiman, Attorney at Law.

Due to the changes in inflation and cost of living, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made the first cost-of-living adjustment since 2008, which will bring a 3.6% increase in benefits.  The VA manual now lists the 2012 pension figures, which reflect the aforementioned 3.6% cost-of-living adjustment.  The new Aid & Attendance benefit figures, effective December 1, 2011, are as follows:

  • Single Veteran: $1,703
  • Married Veteran: $2,019
  • Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $1,094
VA Manual Pension Amounts 2012

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