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2020 Veterans disability compensation rates

View 2020 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, 2019

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 (in U.S. $)
10% 142.29
20% 281.27

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

Effective December 1, 2019

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
    Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Veteran alone (no dependents) 435.69 627.61 893.43 1,131.68
    With spouse (no parents or children) 486.69 696.61 979.43 1,234.68
    With spouse and 1 parent (no children) 527.69 751.61 1,048.43 1,317.68
    With spouse and 2 parents (no children) 568.69 806.61 1,117.43 1,400.68
    With 1 parent (no spouse or children) 476.69 682.61 962.43 1,214.68
    With 2 parents (no spouse or children) 517.69 737.61 1,031.43 1,297.68
    Added amounts
    Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 48.00 63.00 80.00 96.00
  • 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
    Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Veteran alone (no dependents) 1,426.17 1,657.80 1,862.96 3,106.04
    With spouse (no parents or children) 1,547.17 1,795.80 2,017.96 3,279.22
    With spouse and 1 parent (no children) 1,644.17 1,906.80 2,142.96 3,418.20
    With spouse and 2 parents (no children) 1,741.17 2,017.80 2,267.96 3,557.18
    With 1 parent (no spouse or children) 1,523.17 1,768.80 1,987.96 3,245.02
    With 2 parents (no spouse or children) 1,620.17 1,879.80 2,112.96 3,384.00
    Added amounts
    Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 111.00 127.00 143.00 158.82

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
    Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Veteran with 1 child only (no spouse or parents) 469.69 673.61 950.43 1,200.68
    With 1 child and spouse (no parents) 525.69 747.61 1,043.43 1,311.68
    With 1 child, spouse, and 1 parent 566.69 802.61 1,112.43 1,394.68
    With 1 child, spouse, and 2 parents 607.69 857.61 1,181.43 1,477.68
    With 1 child and 1 parent (no spouse) 510.69 728.61 1,019.43 1,283.68
    With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 551.69 783.61 1,088.43 1,366.68
    Added amounts
    Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Each additional child under age 18 25.00 34.00 43.00 51.00
    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 83.00 111.00 138.00 166.00
    Spouse receving Aid and Attendance 48.00 63.00 80.00 96.00
  • 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
    Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Veteran with child only (no spouse or parents) 1,507.17 1,749.80 1,966.96 3,221.85
    With 1 child and spouse (no parents) 1,636.17 1,897.80 2,132.96 3,406.04
    With 1 child, spouse and 1 parent 1,733.17 2,008.80 2,257.96 3,545.02
    With 1 child, spouse and 2 parents 1,830.17 2,119.80 2,382.96 3,684.00
    With 1 child and 1 parent 1,604.17 1,860.80 2,091.96 3,360.83
    With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 1,701.17 1,971.80 2,216.96 3,499.81
    Added amounts
    Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
    Each additional child under age 18 60.00 68.00 77.00 86.05
    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 194.00 222.00 250.00 277.96
    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 111.00 127.00 143.00 158.82

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 $486.69 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 $1,636.17 (for a Veteran with a spouse and 1 child).

Next, look at the Added amounts table. Find the amount for children under age 18 ($60.00).

Since your basic rate already provides payment for 1 child, you would add the rate of $60.00 for each additional child (so $60 x 2).   

If your spouse receives Aid and Attendance, you would also add $111 (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:

$1,636.17 basic rate (1 spouse, 1 child)
+ $60 (second child under 18)
+$60 (third child under 18)
+$111 (spouse who receives Aid and Attendance)
Total $1,867.17 

Past rates

View Veterans disability compensation rates for past years.

2019 rates (effective December 1, 2018)
2018 rates (effective December 1, 2017)
2017 rates (effective December 1, 2016)

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