See Your 2024 VA Disability Pay Rates

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The following tables show 2024 Department of Veterans Affairs monthly disability rates for veterans with a rating of 10% or higher. These amounts are effective Dec. 1 of each year. They are tax-free.

VA disability payments are made to veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military and to veterans whose service made an existing condition worse. 

You may qualify for VA disability benefits for physical conditions (such as a chronic illness or injury) and mental health conditions (such as post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD) that developed before, during, or after service. 

RelatedHere's the 2024 Pay Raise for Vets and Military Retirees

An annual payment increase is tied to an increase in Social Security payments by the U.S. government known as a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).

    10%-20% Disability


    30%-60% Disability

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran Alone$524.31$755.28$1,075.16$1,361.88
    Veteran with Spouse$586.31$838.28$1,179.16$1,486.88
    Veteran with Spouse and Child$632.31$899.28$1,255.16$1,577.88
    Veteran with Child$565.31$810.28$1,144.16$1,444.88
    Each Additional Child Under 18$31.00$41.00$51.00$62.00
    Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18$100.00$133.00$167.00$200.00
    Additional for Disabled spouse$57.00$76.00$95.00$114.00

    70%-100% Disability

    Dependent Status70%80%90%100%
    Veteran Alone$1,716.28$1,995.01$2,241.91$3,737.85
    Veteran with Spouse$1,861.28$2,161.01$2,428.91$3,946.25
    Veteran with Spouse and Child$1,968.28$2,283.01$2,565.91$4,098.87
    Veteran with Child$1,813.28$2,106.01$2,366.91$3,877.22
    Each Additional Child Under 18$72.00$82.00$93.00$103.55
    Each Additional Schoolchild Over 18$234.00$267.00$301.00$334.49
    Additional for A/A spouse$134.00$153.00$172.00$191.14

    30%-60% Disability (With Dependent Parents)

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran with One Parent$574.31$821.28$1,158.16$1,461.88
    Veteran with Two Parents$624.31$887.28$1,241.16$1,561.88
    Veteran with One Parent and Child$615.31$876.28$1,227.16$1,544.88
    Veteran with Two Parents and Child$665.31$942.28$1,310.16$1,644.88
    Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child$682.31$965.28$1,338.16$1,677.88
    Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child$732.31$1,031.28$1,421.16$1,777.88

    70%-100% Disability (With Dependent Parents)

    Dependent Status70%80%90%100%
    Veteran with One Parent$1,833.28$2,128.01$2,391.91$3,905.11
    Veteran with Two Parents$1,950.28$2,261.01$2,541.91$4,072.37
    Veteran with One Parent and Child$1,930.28$2,239.01$2,516.91$4,044.48
    Veteran with Two Parents and Child$2,047.28$2,372.01$2,666.91$4,211.74
    Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child$2,085.28$2,416.01$2,715.91$4,266.13
    Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child$2,202.28$2,549.01$2,865.91$4,433.39

    Increased Disability Payments for Veterans With Dependents

    Veterans entitled to compensation who have a disability rated at 30% or more are entitled to additional compensation for dependents. Dependent children between the ages of 18 and 23 must be attending school and a dependent for tax purposes.

    Parents may be considered dependents if the veteran provides more than 50% of their support. Veterans with a disabled spouse may also be eligible for increased benefits. Check with the VA for details.

    There is also a Dependency & Indemnity Compensation benefit for survivors of some disabled veterans.

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