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Past rates: 2021 birth defect compensation rates

Review 2021 compensation rates for Vietnam and Korea Veterans’ children who have spina bifida as well as women Vietnam Veterans’ children with certain other birth defects.

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Rates effective December 1, 2020

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

Disability level Monthly payment (in U.S. $)
Disability level Level I (least disabling) Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 341
Disability level Level II Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 1,162
Disability level Level III (most disabling) Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 1,979

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. $) 159
Disability level Level II Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 341
Disability level Level III Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 1,162
Disability level Level IV (most disabling) Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 1,979
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