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Veteran Disability Compensation Pay Rates

Current VA Disability Compensation Rates are effective as of Dec. 1, 2016.

Increases in VA Service-Connected Disability Rates are tied to the same Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) provided by the Social Security Administration. These are the same rates the government uses for determining cost of living increases for Social Security recipients, military retirees, and federal civilian retirees.

2017 VA Disability Compensation Rate Increase – 0.3%. There was a small increase for disability compensation rates for 2017. This small rate increase follows 2016, a year in which there was no cost of living increase. The previous rate increase was in 2015, when VA Disability rates increased by 1.7%. 2014 was the first year the VA has included amounts above a flat dollar amount. In previous years, the amount was rounded down to the nearest dollar. This change won’t make a huge difference now, but if this policy remains in place, it will compound over time.

VA Disability Rating: 10% – 20% (No Dependents) 

10%

$133.57

20%

$264.02

VA Disability Rating: 30% – 60% Without Children

Veteran Alone

$408.97

$589.12

$838.64

$1,062.27

Veteran with Spouse Only

$456.97

$654.12

$919.64

$1,159.27

Veteran with Spouse & One Parent

$495.97

$706.12

$984.64

$1,237.27

Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents

$534.97

$758.12

$1,049.64

$1,315.27

Veteran with One Parent

$447.97

$641.12

$903.64

$1,140.27

Veteran with Two Parents

$486.97

$693.12

$968.64

$1,218.27

Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)

$45.00

$59.00*

$74.00

$89.00

VA Disability Rating: 70% – 100% Without Children

Veteran Alone

$1,338.71

$1,556.13

$1,748.71

$2,915.55

Veteran with Spouse Only

$1,451.71

$1,686.13

$1,894.71

$3,078.11

Veteran with Spouse & One Parent

$1,542.71

$1,790.13

$2,011.71

$3,208.56

Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents

$1,633.71

$1,894.13

$2,128.71

$3,339.01

Veteran with One Parent

$1,429.71

$1,660.13

$1,865.71

$3,046.00

Veteran with Two Parents

$1,520.71

$1,764.13

$1,982.71

$3,176.45

Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)

$105.00

$119.00

$134.00

 $149.08

 

A Disability Rating: 30% – 60% With Children

Veteran with Spouse & Child

$492.97

$702.12

$978.64

$1,230.27

Veteran with Child Only

$440.97

$632.12

$892.64

$1,127.27

Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child

$531.97

$754.12

$1,043.64

$1,308.27

Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child

$570.97

$806.12

$1,108.64

$1,386.27

Veteran with One Parent and Child

$479.97

$684.12

$957.64

$1,205.27

Veteran with Two Parents and Child

$518.97

$736.12

$1,022.64

$1,283.27

Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18

$24.00

$32.00

$40.00

$48.00

Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a)

$78.00

$104.00

$130.00

$156.00

Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)

$45.00

$59.00

$74.00

$89.00

VA Disability Rating: 70% – 100% With Children

Veteran with Spouse & Child

$1,534.71

$1,781.13

$2001.71

$3,197.16

Veteran with Child Only

$1,414.71

$1,642.13

$1,845.71

$3,024.27

Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child

$1,625.71

$1,885.13

$2,118.71

$3,327.61

Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child

$1,716.71

$1,989.13

$2,235.71

$3,458.06

Veteran with One Parent and Child

$1,505.71

$1,746.13

$1,962.71

$3,154.72

Veteran with Two Parents and Child

$1,596.71

$1,850.13

$2,079.71

$3,285.17

Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18

$56.00

$64.00

$72.00

$80.76

Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a)

$182.00

$208.00

$234.00

$260.91

Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)

$105.00

$119.00

$134.00

$149.08

If you have specific VA benefits related questions, it is always best to call or visit your regional VA medical center, as they will be able to access your file and answer your specific questions.