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  • 2024 VA Disability Compensation Rates

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    deposit-governement-check.jpgThe following information is from the VA's website and is provided here for your convenience.

    If you are calculating retroactive pay, check out our VA Historical Compensation Rates post. VA-Disability-Retroactive-Pay-Understanding-and-Calculating-1.jpg

    Review 2024 Veterans disability compensation rates. Use our compensation benefits rate tables to find your monthly payment amount. We base your monthly payment amount on your disability rating and details about your dependent family members.

    Compensation rates for Veterans with a 10% to 20% disability rating

    Effective December 1, 2023

    Note: If you have a 10% to 20% disability rating, you won’t receive a higher rate even if you have a dependent spouse, child, or parent.

    Disability rating

    Monthly payment (in U.S. $)

    10%

    171.23

    20%

    338.49

    Compensation rates for Veterans with a 30% to 100% disability rating

    Effective December 1, 2023

    With a dependent spouse or parent, but no children

    Compensation rates for 30% to 60% disability rating

    Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your basic monthly rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add it to your amount from the Basic monthly rates table.

    Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

    Basic monthly rates for 30% to 60% disability rating

    Dependent status

    30% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    40% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    50% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    60% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Veteran alone(no dependents)

    524.31

    755.28

    1,075.16

    1,361.88

    With spouse (no parents or children)

    586.31

    838.28

    1,179.16

    1,486.88

    With spouse and 1 parent (no children)

    636.31

    904.28

    1,262.16

    1,586.88

    With spouse and 2 parents (no children)

    686.31

    970.28

    1,345.16

    1,686.88

    With 1 parent(no spouse or children)

    574.31

    821.28

    1,158.16

    1,461.88

    With 2 parents(no spouse or children)

    624.31

    887.28

    1,241.16

    1,561.88

    Added amounts for 30% to 60% disability rating

    Dependent status

    30% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    40% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    50% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    60% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Each additional child under age 18

    31.00

    41.00

    51.00

    62.00

    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program

    100.00

    133.00

    167.00

    200.00

    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance

    57.00

    76.00

    95.00

    114.00

    Compensation rates for 70% to 100% disability rating

    Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your basic monthly rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add it to your amount from the Basic monthly rates table.

    Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

    Basic monthly rates for 70% to 100% disability rating

    Dependent status

    70% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    80% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    90% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    100% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Veteran alone(no dependents)

    1,716.28

    1,995.01

    2,241.91

    3,737.85

    With spouse (no parents or children)

    1,861.28

    2,161.01

    2,428.91

    3,946.25

    With spouse and 1 parent (no children)

    1,978.28

    2,294.01

    2,578.91

    4,113.51

    With spouse and 2 parents (no children)

    2,095.28

    2,427.01

    2,728.91

    4,280.77

    With 1 parent(no spouse or children)

    1,833.28

    2,128.01

    2,391.91

    3,905.11

    With 2 parents(no spouse or children)

    1,950.28

    2,261.01

    2,541.91

    4,072.37

    Added amounts for 70% to 100% disability rating

    Dependent status

    70% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    80% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    90% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    100% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Each additional child under age 18

    72.00

    82.00

    93.00

    103.55

    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program

    234.00

    267.00

    301.00

    334.49

    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance

    134.00

    153.00

    172.00

    191.14

    With dependents, including children

    Compensation rates for 30% to 60% disability rating

    Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your basic monthly rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If you have more than one child or your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add these to your amount from the Basic monthly rates table.

    Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

    Basic monthly rates for 30% to 60% disability rating

    Dependent status

    30% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    40% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    50% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    60% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Veteran with 1 child only (no spouse or parents)

    565.31

    810.28

    1,144.16

    1,444.88

    With 1 child and spouse (no parents)

    632.31

    899.28

    1,255.16

    1,577.88

    With 1 child, spouse, and 1 parent

    682.31

    965.28

    1,338.16

    1,677.88

    With 1 child, spouse, and 2 parents

    732.31

    1,031.28

    1,421.16

    1,777.88

    With 1 child and 1 parent (no spouse)

    615.31

    876.28

    1,227.16

    1,544.88

    With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse)

    665.31

    942.28

    1,310.16

    1,644.88

    Added amounts for 30% to 60% disability rating

    Dependent status

    30% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    40% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    50% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    60% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Each additional child under age 18

    31.00

    41.00

    51.00

    62.00

    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program

    100.00

    133.00

    167.00

    200.00

    Spouse receving Aid and Attendance

    57.00

    76.00

    95.00

    114.00

    Compensation rates for 70% to 100% disability rating

    Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your basic monthly rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If you have more than one child or your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add these to your amount from the Basic monthly rates table.

    Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

    Basic monthly rates for 70% to 100% disability rating

    Dependent status

    70% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    80% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    90% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    100% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Veteran with child only (no spouse or parents)

    1,813.28

    2,106.01

    2,366.91

    3,877.22

    With 1 child and spouse (no parents)

    1,968.28

    2,283.01

    2,565.91

    4,098.87

    With 1 child, spouse and 1 parent

    2,085.28

    2,416.01

    2,715.91

    4,266.13

    With 1 child, spouse and 2 parents

    2,202.28

    2,549.01

    2,865.91

    4,433.39

    With 1 child and 1 parent

    1,930.28

    2,239.01

    2,516.91

    4,044.48

    With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse)

    2,047.28

    2,372.01

    2,666.91

    4,211.74

    Added amounts for 70% to 100% disability rating

    Dependent status

    70% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    80% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    90% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    100% disability rating (in U.S. $)

    Each additional child under age 18

    72.00

    82.00

    93.00

    103.55

    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program

    234.00

    267.00

    301.00

    334.49

    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance

    134.00

    153.00

    172.00

    191.14

    Note: We’re required by law to match the percentage of cost-of-living adjustments made to Social Security benefits. These adjustments help to make sure that the purchasing power of your benefits keeps up with inflation. 

    Get the latest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) information on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) website

    How to use the tables to find your monthly payment

    Find your basic rate

    Go to the compensation rates for your disability rating. On the Basic monthly rates table, find the amount for your disability rating and dependent status. This is your basic monthly rate.

    Example (Veteran with no children):If you’re a Veteran with a 30% disability rating, and you have a dependent spouse (no dependent parents or children), your basic monthly rate would be $586.31 each month.

    Find your added amounts, if any apply

    If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits or you have more than one child, you may qualify for additional monthly payment amounts as listed in the Added amountstable.

    Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

    First, determine your basic rate.

    Example (Veteran with children):If you’re a Veteran with a 70% disability rating, and you have a spouse, plus 3 dependent children under the age of 18, you would start with the basic rate of $1,968.28 (for a Veteran with a spouse and 1 child).

    Next, look at the Added amounts table. Find the amount for children under age 18 ($72.00).

    Since your basic rate already provides payment for 1 child, you would add the rate of $72.00 for each additional child (so $72 x 2).   

    If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance, you would also add $134 (which is the added amount for a spouse receiving Aid and Attendance, for a Veteran with a 70% disability rating).

    In our example of a Veteran with 70% disability rating, your total monthly payment amount would be:

    $1,968.28 basic rate (1 spouse, 1 child)+$72 (second child under 18)+$72 (third child under 18)+$134 (spouse who receives Aid and Attendance)Total $2,246.28 


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