2021 VA Disability Payment Schedule

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If you receive VA disability payments, you probably were happy to know that for 2021, you get a 1.3% raise in your benefits, but when will you get those monthly checks?

Disability payment benefits for a particular month are paid the first business day of the following month. When the first business day of the month falls on a non-business day or a holiday, VA benefits will be paid on the last business day of the preceding month.

And just when are those payment dates for 2021? Luckily, we have the VA disability payment schedule right here to help you plan your finances.

2021 VA Disability Payment Schedule

2021 VA Disability Payment Schedule
Month Payment Date Day of Week
January Feb. 1 Monday
February Mar. 1 Monday
March Apr. 1 Thursday
April Apr. 30 Friday
May June 1 Tuesday
June July 1 Thursday
July July 30 Friday
August Sep. 1 Wednesday
September Oct. 1 Friday
October Nov. 1 Monday
November Dec. 1 Wednesday
December Dec. 31 Friday

 

What are the monthly VA payment benefits?

  • VA Disability Pay

VA disability pay or disability compensation is a tax-free monthly payment given to veterans with a service-related disability and an "other than dishonorable" discharge. Those veterans may qualify for a tax-free, monthly benefit ranging from $133 to over $3,400. Learn about applying for VA disability pay and benefits.

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monthly benefit for some surviving family members of veterans. It is paid to the eligible survivors of a military member who died while on active duty, a veteran whose death was the result of a service-connected injury or disease or a veteran whose death wasn't related to their service but who was rated as permanently and totally disabled by the VA. Learn more about DIC payments.

  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Compensation

The Veterans and Survivors Pension compensations are paid to eligible low income veterans or their surviving family members. Learn more about the veterans pension and the survivors pension.

  • Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is a tax-free monthly payment given in addition to VA disability pay to eligible veterans who suffered the loss of or loss of use of specific organs or extremities due to service. Read more about Special Monthly Compensation.

  • Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Compensation

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), also known as Military Housing Allowance (MAH), is paid to veterans or eligible veteran dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. See current GI Bill BAH or MAH rates.

  • Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits

Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits are a tax-free benefit paid in addition to monthly VA disability to cover the cost of in-house care, nursing home care and assisted living. Read more about Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits.

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