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Retroactive Pay Question

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So just a general question that I have not actually had a firm answer on. I was given a letter stating my award for 50% disability from the VA. They are reviewing new claim items for a new rating but here is the question. I received my retroactive pay of 836.13$ on July 15. Now, is that the start of my monthly payments or single payment for the time being. My claim filed May 3, and if it's back pay then that's for June from what I understand. So again, with he retroactive pay, will I get paid again starting Aug 1?

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Yes you should get paid the full 50%, they start the pay on the following month so you got retro for June, even though you were paid on July 15th...the July payment will be on the 1st of Aug and should be for the 50%payment.

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you may want to check the pay charts  for 50%  I notice back in 2012  50% rating was 888 per month with spouse...and there's been 2 Cola increase since then.

you should have been paid more than the  836.13 with adjustments ...you need to check this out.

unless you're single?

I'm not sure what the pay scale is for the current 50% rating with spouse?

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Okay I found the compensation pay chart for 2016.

 if you're single or no dependents  the 50% payscale at present is 836.13

With spouse its 917.13

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The compensation pay scale has not changed since 2014

clink on this link  to look at the current  comp pay scale

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/rates-index.asp

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Buck52 thanks for the info, I saw the pay chart that is current for time being for compensation. For what's allowed to me as a single vet no kids or spouse it is 836.13. My question was just if I was gonna be paid again in Aug. but thanks for the information. My claim is under review again for adding compensation and should be decided by the the nd of the year. Just wanted to make sure I didn't over spend just in case you know. But yeah, my letter said I awarded that much and so does my ebenefits account. Glad I had my paperwork and files and everything sorted and documented. Made everything go smooth with no hitch. Thanks again for the help boss.

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