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VA disability rates refer to the compensation provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to veterans who have service-connected disabilities.

It is important to note that VA disability compensation is not a permanent benefit and may be subject to review. The VA can change its rating schedule at any time and may reexamine individual claims to judge whether a disability has improved or worsened, which could affect the benefit amount. To learn more about when your VA disability rating is locked in, read VA Disability Rules 5-, 10- and 20-Year Rule CONNECT TO BLOG

Key Points about VA Disability Rates:

  1. Eligibility: To be eligible for VA disability compensation, a veteran must have an active duty discharge that is not dishonorable, and a disability that is connected to their military service.
  2. Service-Connected Disability: A service-connected disability is an injury or disease a Veteran developed in or was aggravated beyond normal progression during active duty military service.
  3. Rating System: The VA uses a rating system to determine the degree of each service connected disability. The ratings are expressed as percentages, ranging from 0% to 100% in increments of 10%. The higher the percentage, the greater the degree of disability.
  4. Combined Ratings: If a veteran has multiple service-connected disabilities, the VA will use VA math to add all the service-connected conditions together to determine the overall disability percentage. This system does not simply add up the percentages of each disability but instead uses a specific VA formula to calculate the combined rating.
  5. Compensation: A Veteran’s overall disability rating determines the amount of monthly compensation a veteran will receive. The amount of monthly compensation Veterans receive is updated annually, typically to account for changes in the cost of living.
  6. Dependent Benefits: Veterans with a combined rating of 30% or higher receive additional monthly compensation for their dependents such as spouses, children, or dependent parents.

VA Rates Chart

10% – 20%

10%$171.23
20%338.49

30% – 60% (without children)

Dependency Status30%40%50%60%
Veteran alone, no dependents$524.31$755.28 $1,075.16 $1,361.88 
Veteran with Spouse only$586.31$837.28 $1,179.16 $1,486.88 
Veteran with Spouse and one parent    $636.31 $904.28 $1,262.16 $1,586.88 
Veteran with spouse and two parents    $686.31 $970.28 $1,345.16 $1,686.88 
Veteran with one parent    $574.31 $821.28 $1,158.16 $1,461.88 
Veteran with two parents    $624.31 $887.28 $1,241.16 $1,561.88 
Additional A/A benefits (2024)    $57.00 $76.00 $95.00 $114.00 

70% – 100% (without children)

Dependency Status70%80%90%100%
Veteran alone, no dependents$1,716.28 $1,995.01 $2,241.91 $3,737.85 
Veteran with Spouse only$1,861.21 $2,161.01 $2,428.91 $3,946.25 
Veteran with Spouse and one parent    $1,978.28 $2,294.01 $2,578.91 $4,113.51 
Veteran with spouse and two parents    $2,095.28 $2,427.01 $2,728.91 $4,280.77 
Veteran with one parent    $1,833.28 $2,128.01 $2,391.91 $3,905.11 
Veteran with two parents    $1,950.28 $2,261.01 $2,541.91 $4,072.37 
Additional A/A benefits (2024)    $134.00 $153.00 $172.00 $191.14 

30% – 60% (with children)

Dependency Status30%40%50%60%
Veteran with one child, no spouse or parents$565.31$810.28$1,144.16$1,444.88
Veteran with one child and spouse$632.31$899.23$1,255.16$1,577.88
Veteran with spouse, one child, and one parent$682.31$965.28$1,338.16$1,677.88
Veteran with spouse, one child, and two parents$732.31$1,031.28$1,421.16$1,777.88
Veteran with one parent and child$615.31$876.28$1,227.16$1,544.88
Veteran with two parents and child$665.31$942.28$1,310.16$1,644.88
Additional A/A benefits (2024)    $57.00$76.00$95.00$114.00
Each additional child under 18    $31.00 $41.00 $51.00 $62.00 
Each additional child over 18    $100.00 $133.00 $167.00 $200.00 

70% – 100% (with children)

Dependency Status70%80%90%100%
Veteran with one child, no spouse or parents$1,813.28$2,106.01$2,366.91$3,877.22
Veteran with one child and spouse$1,968.28$2,283.01$2,565.91$4,098.87
Veteran with spouse, one child, and one parent$2,085.28$2,416.01$2,715.91$4,266.13
Veteran with spouse, one child, and two parents$2,202.28$2,549.01$2,865.91$4,433.39
Veteran with one parent and child$1,930.28$2,239.01$2,516.91$4,044.48
Veteran with two parents and child$2,047.28$2,372.01$2,666.91$4,211.74
Additional A/A benefits (2024)    $134.00$153.00$172.00$191.14
Each additional child under 18    $72.00$82.00 $93.00$103.55
Each additional child over 18    $234.00$267.00$267.00$334.49

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