The current Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rates contain information on the factors that may affect your monthly payments, such as:

  • You may be eligible for increased payments if you have a severe disability, loss of limb, or if you have dependents such as a spouse, child, or dependent parent, with a combined disability rating of 30% or greater.
  • Your compensation amount may be affected if you receive military retirement pay, disability severance pay, or if you're incarcerated for more than 60 days for a felony conviction.
  • VA provides cost-of-living adjustments to ensure your benefits keep up with inflation, matching the adjustments made to Social Security benefits.
  • The rates for special monthly compensation, special benefit allowances, and birth defects compensation are also provided for eligible individuals.

Visit Veterans Affairs for more information.

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Last Reviewed: May 26, 2023