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2019 Veterans disability compensation rates

View 2019 Veterans disability compensation rates. Use our compensation benefits rate tables to find your monthly payment amount. We base your monthly payment amount on your disability rating and details about your dependent family members.

Compensation rates for Veterans with a 10% to 20% disability rating

Effective December 1, 2018

Note: If you have a 10% to 20% disability rating, you won’t receive a higher rate even if you have a dependent spouse, child, or parent.

Disability rating Monthly payment
10% $140.05
20% $276.84

 

Compensation rates for Veterans with a 30% to 100% disability rating

Effective December 1, 2018

With a dependent spouse or parent, but no children

  • Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your monthly basic rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add it to your amount from the Basic rates table.

    Basic rates for monthly payments—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 30% disability rating 40% disability rating 50% disability rating 60% disability rating
    Veteran alone (no dependents) 428.83 617.73 879.36 1,113.86
    With spouse (no parents or children) 479.83 685.73 964.36 1,215.86
    With spouse and 1 parent (no children) 520.83 739.73 1,032.36 1,297.86
    With spouse and 2 parents (no children) 561.83 793.73 1,100.36 1,379.86
    With 1 parent (no spouse or children) 469.83 671.73 947.36 1,195.86
    With 2 parents (no spouse or children) 510.83 725.73 1,015.36 1,277.86
    Added amounts—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 30% disability rating 40% disability rating 50% disability rating 60% disability rating
    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 47.00 62.00 78.00 94.00
  • Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your monthly basic rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add it to your amount from the Basic rates table.

    Basic rates for monthly payments—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 70% disability rating 80% disability rating 90% disability rating 100% disability rating
    Veteran alone (no dependents) 1,403.71 1,631.69 1,833.62 3,057.13
    With spouse (no parents or children) 1,522.71 1,767.69 1,986.62 3,227.58
    With spouse and 1 parent (no children) 1,617.71 1,876.69 2,109.62 3,364.37
    With spouse and 2 parents (no children) 1,712.71 1,985.69 2,232.62 3,501.16
    With 1 parent (no spouse or children) 1,498.71 1,740.69 1,956.62 3,193.92
    With 2 parents (no spouse or children) 1,593.71 1,849.69 2,079.62 3,330.71
    Added amounts—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 70% disability rating 80% disability rating 90% disability rating 100% disability rating
    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 109.00 125.00 141.00 156.32

 

With dependents, including children

  • Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your monthly basic rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If you have more than one child or your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add these to your amount from the Basic rates table.

    Basic rates for monthly payments—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 30% disability rating 40% disability rating 50% disability rating 60% disability rating
    Veteran with 1 child only (no spouse or parents) 462.83 662.73 935.36 1,181.86
    With 1 child and spouse (no parents) 516.83 735.73 1,026.36 1,290.86
    With 1 child, spouse, and 1 parent 557.83 789.73 1,094.36 1,372.86
    With 1 child, spouse, and 2 parents 598.83 843.73 1,162.36 1,454.86
    With 1 child and 1 parent (no spouse) 503.83 716.73 1,003.36 1,263.86
    With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 544.83 770.73 1,071.36 1,345.86
    Added amounts—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 30% disability rating 40% disability rating 50% disability rating 60% disability rating
    Each additional child under age 18 25.00 33.00 42.00 50.00
    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 82.00 109.00 136.00 164.00
    Spouse receving Aid and Attendance 47.00 62.00 78.00 94.00
  • Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your monthly basic rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

    If you have more than one child or your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits, be sure to also look at the Added amounts table, and add these to your amount from the Basic rates table.

    Basic rates for monthly payments—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 70% disability rating 80% disability rating 90% disability rating 100% disability rating
    Veteran with child only (no spouse or parents) 1,482.71 1,722.69 1,935.62 3,171.12
    With 1 child and spouse (no parents) 1,609.71 1,867.69 2,098.62 3,352.41
    With 1 child, spouse and 1 parent 1,704.71 1,976.69 2,221.62 3,489.20
    With 1 child, spouse and 2 parents 1,799.71 2,085.69 2,344.62 3,625.99
    With 1 child and 1 parent 1,577.71 1,940.69 2,181.62 3,444.70
    With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 1,672.71 1,849.69 2,079.62 3,330.71
    Added amounts—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 70% disability rating 80% disability rating 90% disability rating 100% disability rating
    Each additional child under age 18 59.00 67.00 76.00 84.69
    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 191.00 218.00 246.00 273.58
    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 109.00 125.00 141.00 156.32

 

Note: We’re required by law to match the percentage of cost-of-living adjustments made to Social Security benefits. These adjustments help to make sure that the purchasing power of your benefits keeps up with inflation. You can get the latest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) information on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) website

 

How to use the tables to find your monthly payment

Find your basic rate

Go to the compensation rates for your disability rating. On the Basic rates table, find the amount for your disability rating and dependent status. This is your monthly basic rate.

Example (Veteran with no children):
If you're a Veteran with a 30% disability rating, and you have a dependent spouse (no dependent parents or children), your monthly basic rate would be $479.83 each month.

 

Find your added amounts, if any apply

If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance benefits or you have more than one child, you may qualify for additional monthly payment amounts as listed in the Added amounts table.

First, determine your basic rate.

Example (Veteran with children):
If you’re a Veteran with a 70% disability rating, and you have a spouse, plus 3 dependent children under the age of 18, you would start with the basic rate of $1,609.71 (for a Veteran with a spouse and 1 child).

Next, look at the Added amounts table. Find the amount for children under age 18 ($59.00).

Since your basic rate already provides payment for 1 child, you would add the rate of $59.00 for each additional child (so $59 x 2).   

If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance, you would also add $109 (which is the added amount for a spouse receiving Aid and Attendance, for a Veteran with a 70% disability rating).

In our example of a Veteran with 70% disability rating, your total monthly payment amount would be:

$1,609.71 basic rate (1 spouse, 1 child)
+ $59 (second child under 18)
+$59 (third child under 18)
+$109 (spouse who receives Aid and Attendance)
Total $1,836.71 

 

Historic rates

View Veterans disability compensation rates for past years.

Rates effective December 1, 2017 
Rates effective December 1, 2016 
Rates effective December 1, 2015 and earlier

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