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Past rates: 2020 VA special benefit allowances rates

Learn more about past 2020 special benefit rates that may apply to you if you qualify for an automobile or clothing allowance, or a Medal of Honor pension.

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2020 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. $)

(paid once)

Effective date October 1, 2019
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. $)

(paid once or once each year)

Effective date December 1, 2019
Benefit Medal of Honor pension

Added compensation if you’ve received the Medal of Honor

Monthly payment
(in U.S. $)

(paid once each month)

Effective date December 1, 2019


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