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2022 birth defect compensation rates

Review 2022 compensation rates for Vietnam and Korea Veterans’ children who have spina bifida as well as women Vietnam Veterans’ children with certain other birth defects.

Rates effective December 1, 2021

These tables show monthly payment amounts based on the severity of the child’s disability, from least to most disabling.

Vietnam and Korea Veterans’ children with spina bifida

Disability level Monthly payment (in U.S. $)
Disability level Level I (least disabling) Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 362
Disability level Level II Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 1,231
Disability level Level III (most disabling) Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 2,096

Women Vietnam Veterans' children with certain other birth defects

Disability level Monthly payment (in U.S. $)
Disability level Level I (least disabling) Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 169
Disability level Level II Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 362
Disability level Level III Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 1,231
Disability level Level IV (most disabling) Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 2,096

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Past rates

Check birth defect compensation rates for past years.

2021 rates (effective December 1, 2020)
2020 rates (effective December 1, 2019)
2019 rates (effective December 1, 2018)