2018 "Tax Free" Benefit Amounts
**Spouse of a Living Veteran
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran
$1,830 per month
$2,170 per month
$1,435 per month
$1,176 per month
The amounts shown above is the total benefit amount for the 2018 Veterans Pension and Aid and Attendance combined. These benefits are tax free and do not affect Social Security income taxation in anyway.
** The benefit for a spouse of a veteran where the veteran's spouse needs care and the veteran can't be the caregiver because of their health doesn't make it possible. This could be do to an advanced stage of dementia or maybe the over all level of care requires professional help.