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2022 VA special benefit allowances rates

Learn more about 2022 special benefit rates that may apply to you if you qualify for an automobile or clothing allowance, or a Medal of Honor pension.

Current special benefit allowances rates

Benefit Monthly payment
(in U.S. $)
Effective date
Benefit Automobile allowance

Money to help you buy a specially equipped vehicle if your service-connected disability prevents you from driving

Monthly payment
(in U.S. $)
22,355.72

(paid once)

Effective date October 1, 2021
Benefit Clothing allowance

Money to help you replace clothes damaged by a medicine or prosthetic or orthopedic device related to your service-connected disability

Monthly payment
(in U.S. $)
891.00

(paid once or once each year)

Effective date December 1, 2021
Benefit Medal of Honor pension

Added compensation if you’ve received the Medal of Honor

Monthly payment
(in U.S. $)
1,489.73

(paid once each month)

Effective date December 1, 2021

Notes:

How do I know if I’m eligible for these special allowances?

If you received the Medal of Honor, you may be eligible for the Medal of Honor pension.

Find out if you can get an automobile allowance and adaptive equipment

Find out if you can get a clothing allowance

Learn more about other special disability claims

Past rates

Check special allowance rates for past years.

2021 rates (effective October 1, 2020, for automobile allowance; effective December 1, 2020, for clothing allowance and Medal of Honor pension) 
2020 rates (effective October 1, 2019, for automobile allowance; effective December 1, 2019, for clothing allowance and Medal of Honor pension) 
2019 rates (effective October 1, 2018, for automobile allowance; effective December 1, 2018, for clothing allowance and Medal of Honor pension)

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