of Honor Pension
VA administers pensions to recipients of the Medal
of Honor. Congress set the monthly pension at $1,194 effective Dec. 1, 2007.
Medal of Honor recipients are given the following special privileges
and special benefits:
Special Medal of Honor pension of $1,194 per month above and beyond any military pensions or other benefits
for which they may be eligible. The MOH pension is subject to cost-of-living increases.
Special entitlements to Space A air transportation.
Enlisted recipients are entitled
to a supplemental uniform allowance.
Commissary and exchange privileges (includes eligible dependents).
Admission to the United States military academies
for qualified children of recipients -- without nomination and quota requirements.
10 percent increase in retired pay.
Medal of Honor Flag.
Allowed to wear the uniform
at anytime as long as the standard restrictions are observed.
Many states offer Medal of Honor automobile license plates.
Interment at Arlington National
Cemetery if not otherwise eligible.