Bush's pension benefits top $1 MILLION in 2012
- For former presidents, the job may be over, but the money continues to roll in.The Congressional Research Service has released a study on salaries and benefits that former commander-in-chiefs collected during the 2012 fiscal year. The allowances, however, are far from uniform.Former president George W. Bush received the most â€“about $1.3 million. Heâ€™s followed by Bill Clintonâ€™s $978,000, George H.W. Bushâ€™s $842,000 and Jimmy Carterâ€™s $518,000.