VA Disability Pay Chart

Last updated: May 17, 2013

VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service.

The benefit amount is graduated according to the degree of the Veteran’s disability on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent.

The following chart show the VA compensation rates for Veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher.1 For 30 percent or more disability, an additional amount is added for each dependent. ( see Table 1-4 )

Table 1. 30% – 60% Without Children

Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran with Spouse Only $442 $631 $888 $1,120
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $479 $681 $951 $1,195
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $516 $731 $1,014 $1,270
Veteran with One Parent $432 $619 $873 $1,101
Veteran with Two Parents $469 $669 $936 $1,176
Additional for A/A spouse 2 $43 $58 $72 $86

Table 2. 70% – 100% Without Children

Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
Veteran with Spouse Only $1,402 $1,628 $1,830 $2,973
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $1,490 $1,728 $1,943 $3,099
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $1,578 $1,828 $2,056 $3,225
Veteran with One Parent $1,381 $1,603 $1,802 $2,942
Veteran with Two Parents $1469 $1,703 $1,915 $3,068
Additional for A/A spouse 2 $101 $115 $129 $144

Table 3. 30% – 60% With Children

Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran with Spouse and Child $476 $677 $946 $1,189
Veteran with Child Only $426 $611 $862 $1,089
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $513 $727 $1,009 $1,264
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $550 $777 $1,072 $1,339
Veteran with One Parent and Child $463 $661 $925 $1,164
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $500 $711 $988 $1,239
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $23 $31 $39 $46
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 3 $75 $100 $126 $151
Additional for A/A spouse 2 $43 $58 $72 $86

Table 4. 70% – 100% With Children

Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
Veteran with Spouse and Child $1,483 $1,720 $1,933 $3,088
Veteran with Child Only $1,366 $1,587 $1,783 $2,921
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $1,571 $1,820 $2,046 $3,214
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $1,659 $1,920 $2,159 $3,340
Veteran with One Parent and Child $1,454 $1,687 $1,896 $3,047
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $1,542 $1,787 $2,009 $3,173
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $54 $62 $70 $78
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 3 $176 $201 $226 $252
Additional for A/A spouse 2 $101 $115 $129 $144

  1. These rates were provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The original copies can be found here. []
  2. Where the veteran has a spouse who is determined to require A/A, add the figure shown as “additional for A/A spouse” to the amount shown for the proper dependency code. For example, veteran has A/A spouse and 2 minor children and is 70% disabled. Add $101, additional for A/A spouse, to the rate for a 70% veteran with dependency code 12, $1,537. The total amount payable is $1,638. [] [] [] []
  3. Rates for each school child are shown separately. They are not included with any other compensation rates. All other entries on this chart reflecting a rate for children show the rate payable for children under 18 or helpless. To find the amount payable to a 70% disabled Veteran with a spouse and four children, one of whom is over 18 and attending school, take the 70% rate for a veteran with a spouse and 3 children, $1,591, and add the rate for one school child, $176. The total amount payable is $1,767. [] []