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2019 VA disability compensation rates

View current 2019 VA disability compensation rates, and learn what factors may affect your monthly payments.

Factors that may affect your monthly compensation payments

  • Yes. We may increase your monthly payments if one or more of the below is true: 

    • You have a very severe disability or loss of limb, or
    • You have a spouse, child, or dependent parent and your combined disability rating is 30% or greater, or
    • You have a spouse with a serious disability
  • Yes. Your compensation may end up being less than it otherwise would be if either of the below is true: 

    • You receive military retirement pay, disability severance pay, or separation pay, or
    • You're incarcerated in a federal, state, or local facility for more than 60 days for conviction of a felony
  • Yes. 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.

    You can get the latest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) information on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) website.

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