Skip to Content
Learn what the PACT Act means for your VA benefits

Past rates: 2019 Veterans disability compensation rates

Review past Veterans disability compensation rates for 2019. 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.

Want to check current disability compensation rates?
Get rates for the current year

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

Effective December 1, 2018, to November 30, 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. $)
Disability rating 10% Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 140.05
Disability rating 20% Monthly payment (in U.S. $) 276.84

 

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

Effective December 1, 2018, to November 30, 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 basic monthly 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 monthly rates table.

Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

Basic monthly rates for 30% to 60% disability rating
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. $)
Dependent status Veteran alone (no dependents) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 428.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 617.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 879.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,113.86
Dependent status With spouse (no parents or children) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 479.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 685.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 964.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,215.86
Dependent status With spouse and 1 parent (no children) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 520.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 739.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,032.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,297.86
Dependent status With spouse and 2 parents (no children) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 561.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 793.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,100.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,379.86
Dependent status With 1 parent (no spouse or children) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 469.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 671.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 947.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,195.86
Dependent status With 2 parents (no spouse or children) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 510.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 725.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,015.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,277.86
Added amounts for 30% to 60% disability rating
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. $)
Dependent status Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 47.00 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 62.00 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 78.00 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 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 basic monthly 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 monthly rates table.

Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

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

Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

Basic monthly rates for 30% to 60% disability rating—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
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. $)
Dependent status Veteran with 1 child only (no spouse or parents) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 462.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 662.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 935.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,181.86
Dependent status With 1 child and spouse (no parents) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 516.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 735.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,026.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,290.86
Dependent status With 1 child, spouse, and 1 parent 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 557.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 789.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,094.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,372.86
Dependent status With 1 child, spouse, and 2 parents 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 598.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 843.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,162.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,454.86
Dependent status With 1 child and 1 parent (no spouse) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 503.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 716.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,003.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,263.86
Dependent status With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 544.83 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 770.73 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,071.36 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 1,345.86
Added amounts for 30% to 60% disability rating—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
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. $)
Dependent status Each additional child under age 18 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 25.00 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 33.00 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 42.00 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50.00
Dependent status Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 82.00 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 109.00 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 136.00 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 164.00
Dependent status Spouse receving Aid and Attendance 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 47.00 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 62.00 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 78.00 60% disability rating (in U.S. $) 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 basic monthly 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 monthly rates table.

Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

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

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 monthly rates table, find the amount for your disability rating and dependent status. This is your basic monthly 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 basic monthly 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.

Learn more about Aid and Attendance benefits

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