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