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2020 birth defect compensation rates

View 2020 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, 2019

The tables below 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

All rates are in $ U.S. dollars

Disability level
Monthly payment
Level I (least disabling)
336
Level II
1,147
Level III (most disabling)
1,953

Women Vietnam Veterans' children with certain other birth defects

All rates are in $ U.S. dollars

Disability level
Monthly payment
Level I (least disabling)
156
Level II
336
Level III
1,147
Level IV (most disabling)
1,953
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