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Special Benefit Allowances Rate Table

Benefit Rate Date Rate Changed Public Law
Automobile Allowance $11,000 once 12-16-2003 PL 108-183
Clothing Allowance $641 per year 12-01-2005* PL XX-XX
Medal of Honor Pension $1069 per month 12-01-2005 4.1% COLA
* The clothing allowance increase, while effective the date of the law, is not payable until the following August 1st. (Example: PL 97-306 effective October 1, 1982, increased the clothing allowance to $327.00. This rate was payable August 1, 1983.)

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