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Past rates: 2023 VA special benefit allowances rates

Learn about 2023 special benefit rates for automobile allowance, clothing allowance, and Medal of Honor pension.

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2023 special benefit allowances rates

Automobile allowance

Effective October 1, 2022

If you have a service-connected disability that prevents you from driving, we may pay up to $24,115.12 toward a specially equipped vehicle for you.

Note: The seller of the specially equipped vehicle needs to submit a claim to us. Then we pay them a one-time payment directly.

Find out if you can get an automobile allowance

Clothing allowance

Effective December 1, 2022

If a skin medicine, prosthetic, or orthopedic device related to your service-connected disability damages your clothes, we may pay you $968.52 to replace the damaged clothes. This may be a one-time payment or we may pay this amount once a year.

Note: You’ll need to submit your application on or before August 1, 2023, to get a clothing allowance for this year. 

Find out if you can get a clothing allowance

Medal of Honor pension

Effective December 1, 2022

If you’ve received the Medal of Honor, we may pay you an additional $1,619.34 each month

Note: We adjust the Medal of Honor pension to make sure your benefits keep up with inflation. These adjustments match the percentage of cost-of-living adjustments for your Social Security benefits.

Find information about the cost-of-living adjustment on the Social Security Administration’s website