Historical VA Disability Rates

Updated: October 13, 2021

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    Find VA disability rates for past years. Disability rates are raised annually to accommodate the increased cost of living, and funds are distributed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


    2021 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective 12/1/2020

    2021 VA Disability Rates saw 1.3% cost-of-living increase based on the COLA calculations. For a 50% disabled veteran with a spouse and one child who currently receives $1,056.04 per month, this amounted to about $29.68 more per month.

    Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only

    10% – 20% (No Dependents)
    Percentage Rate
    10% $144.14
    20% $284.93

     

    30% – 60% Without Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran alone $441.35 $635.77 $905.04 $1,146.39
    Veteran with spouse only $493.35 $705.77 $992.04 $1,251.39
    Veteran with spouse and one parent $535.35 $761.77 $1,062.04 $1,335.39
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $577.35 $817.77 $1,132.04 $1,419.39
    Veteran with one parent $483.35 $691.77 $975.04 $1,230.39
    Veteran with two parents $525.35 $747.77 $1,045.04 $1,314.39
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance $48.00 $64.00 $81.00 $96.00

     

    70% – 100% Without Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran alone $1,444.71 $1,679.35 $1,887.18 $3,146.42
    Veteran with spouse only $1,566.71 $1,819.35 $2,044.18 $3,321.85
    Veteran with spouse and one parent $1,664.71 $1,931.35 $2,170.18 $3,462.64
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $1,762.71 $2,043.45 $2,296.18 $3,603.43
    Veteran with one parent $1,542.71 $1,791.35 $2,013.18 $3,287.21
    Veteran with two parents $1,640.71 $1,903.35 $2,139.18 $3,428.00
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance $113.00 $129.00 $145.00 $160.89

     

    30% – 60% With Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents) $476.35 $681.77 $963.04 $1,216.39
    With one child and spouse (no parents) $532.35 $756.77 $1,056.04 $1,328.39
    With one child, spouse and one parent $574.35 $812.77 $1,126.04 $1,412.39
    With one child, spouse and two parents $616.35 $868.77 $1,196.04 $1,496.39
    With one child and one parent (no spouse) $518.35 $737.77 $1,033.04 $1,300.39
    With one child and two parents (no spouse) $560.35 $793.77 $1,103.04 $1,384.39
    Each additional child under age 18 $26.00 $34.00 $43.00 $52.00
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $84.00 $112.00 $140.00 $168.00
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance $48.00 $64.00 $81.00 $96.00

     

    70% – 100% With Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents) $1,526.71 $1,772.35 $1,992.18 $3,263.74
    With one child and spouse (no parents) $1,656.71 $1,922.35 $2,160.18 $3,450.32
    With one child, spouse and one parent $1,754.71 $2,034.35 $2,286.18 $3,591.11
    With one child, spouse and two parents $1,852.71 $2,146.35 $2,412.18 $3,731.90
    With one child and one parent (no spouse) $1,624.71 $1,884.35 $2,118.18 $3,404.53
    With one child and two parents (no spouse) $1,722.71 $1,996.35 $2,244.18 $3,545.32
    Each additional child under age 18 $61.00 $69.00 $78.00 $87.17
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $197.00 $225.00 $253.00 $281.57
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $113.00 $129.00 $145.00 $160.89

    2020 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective 12/1/2019

    2020 VA disability rates saw a 1.6% cost-of-living increase based on the COLA calculations. For a 50% disabled veteran with a spouse and one child who previously received $1,026.36 per month, this amounted to about $17 more per month.

    Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only.

    10% – 20% (No Dependents)
    Percentage Rate
    10% $142.29
    20% $281.27

     

    30% – 60% Without Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran alone $435.69 $627.61 $893.43 $1,131.68
    Veteran with spouse only $486.69 $696.61 $979.43 $1,234.68
    Veteran with spouse and one parent $527.69 $751.61 $1,048.43 $1,317.68
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $568.69 $806.61 $1,117.43 $1,400.68
    Veteran with one parent $476.69 $682.61 $962.43 $1,214.68
    Veteran with two parents $517.69 $737.61 $1,031.43 $1,297.68
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $48.00 $63.00 $80.00 $96.00

     

    70% – 100% Without Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran alone $1,426.17 $1,657.80 $1,862.96 $3,106.04
    Veteran with spouse only $1,547.17 $1,795.80 $2,017.96 $3,279.22
    Veteran with spouse and one parent $1,644.17 $1,906.80 $2,142.96 $3,418.20
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $1,741.17 $2,017.80 $2,267.96 $3,557.18
    Veteran with one parent $1,523.17 $1,768.80 $1,987.96 $3,245.02
    Veteran with two parents $1,620.17 $1,879.80 $2,112.96 $3,384.00
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $111.00 $127.00 $143.00 $158.82

     

    30% – 60% With Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents) $469.69 $673.61 $950.43 $1,200.68
    With one child and spouse (no parents) $525.69 $747.61 $1,043.43 $1,311.68
    With one child, spouse and one parent  $566.69 $802.61 $1,112.43 $1,394.68
    Veteran with one child, spouse and two parents $607.69 $857.61 $1,181.43 $1,477.68
    With one child and one parent (no spouse) $510.69 $728.61 $1,019.43 $1,283.68
    With one child and two parents (no spouse) $551.69 $783.61 $1,088.43 $1,366.68
    Each additional child under 18 $25.00 $34.00 $43.00 $51.00
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $83.00 $111.00 $138.00 $166.00
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $48.00 $63.00 $80.00 $96.00

     

    70% – 100% With Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents) $1,507.17 $1,749.80 $1,966.96 $3,221.85
    With one child and spouse (no parents) $1,636.17 $1,897.80 $2,132.96 $3,406.04
    With one child, spouse and one parent  $1,733.17 $2,008.80 $2,257.96 $3,545.02
    Veteran with one child, spouse and two parents $1,830.17 $2,119.80 $2,382.96 $3,684.00
    With one child and one parent (no spouse) $1,604.17 1,884.35 $2,091.96 $3,360.83
    With one child and two parents (no spouse) $1,701.17 $1,971.80 $2,216.96 $3,499.81
    Each additional child under 18 $60.00 $68.00 $77.00 $86.05
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $194.00 $222.00 $250.00 $277.96
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $111.00 $127.00 $143.00 $158.82

    2019 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective 12/1/2018

    Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only.

    10% – 20% (No Dependents)
    Percentage Rate
    10% $140.05
    20% $276.84

     

    30% – 60% Without Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran alone $428.83 $617.73 $879.36 $1,113.86
    Veteran with spouse only $479.83 $685.73 $964.36 $1,215.86
    Veteran with spouse and one parent $520.83 $739.73 $1,032.36 $1,297.86
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $561.83 $793.73 $1,100.36 $1,379.86
    Veteran with one parent $469.83 $671.73 $947.36 $1,195.86
    Veteran with two parents $510.83 $725.73 $1,015.36 $1,277.86
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $47.00 $62.00 $78.00 $94.00

     

    70% – 100% Without Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran alone $1,403.71 $1,631.69 $1,833.62 $3,057.13
    Veteran with spouse only $1,522.71 $1,767.69 $1,986.62 $3,227.58
    Veteran with spouse and one parent $1,617.71 $1,876.69 $2,109.62 $3,364.37
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $1,712.71 $1,985.69 $2,232.62 $3,501.16
    Veteran with one parent $1,498.71 $1,740.69 $1,956.62 $3,193.92
    Veteran with two parents $1,593.71 $1,849.69 $2,079.62 $3,330.71
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $109.00 $125.00 $141.00 $156.32

     

    30% – 60% With Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents) $462.83 $662.73 $935.36 $1,181.86
    Veteran with one child and spouse (no parents) $516.83 $735.73 $1,026.36 $1,290.86
    Veteran with one child, spouse and one parent $557.83 $789.73 $1,094.36 $1,372.86
    Veteran with one child, spouse and two parents $598.83 $843.73 $1,162.36 $1,454.86
    Veteran with one child and one parent $503.83 $716.73 $1,003.36 $1,263.86
    Veteran with one child and two parents (no spouse) $544.83 $770.73 $1,071.36 $1,345.86
    Each additional child under 18 $25.00 $34.00 $43.00 $51.00
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $82.00 $109.00 $136.00 $164.00
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $47.00 $62.00 $78.00 $94.00

    70% – 100% With Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents) $1,482.71 $1,722.69 $1,935.62 $3,171.12
    Veteran with one child and spouse (no parents) $1,609.71 $1,867.69 $2,098.62 $3,352.41
    Veteran with one child, spouse and one parent $1,704.71 $1,976.69 $2,221.62 $3,489.20
    Veteran with one child, spouse and two parents $1,799.71 $2,085.69 $2,344.62 $3,625.99
    Veteran with one child and one parent $1,577.71 $1,940.69 $2,181.62 $3,444.70
    Veteran with one child and two parents (no spouse) $1,672.71 $1,849.69 $2,079.62 $3,330.71
    Each additional child under 18 $59.00 $67.00 $76.00 $84.69
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $191.00 $218.00 $246.00 $273.58
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $109.00 $125.00 $141.00 $156.32

    2018 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective 12/1/2017

    Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only.

    10% – 20% (No Dependents)
    Percentage Rate
    10% $136.24
    20% $269.30

     

    30% – 60% Without Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran alone $417.15 $600.90 $855.41 $1,083.52
    Veteran with spouse only $466.15 $666.90 $937.41 $1,182.52
    Veteran with spouse & one parent $505.15 $719.90 $1,003.41 $1,261.52
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $544.15 $772.90 $1,069.41 $1,340.52
    Veteran with one parent $469.83 $653.90 $921.41 $1,162.52
    Veteran with two parents $495.15 $706.90 $987.41 $1,241.52
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $46.00 $61.00 $76.00 $91.00

     

    70% – 100% Without Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran alone $1,365.48 $1,587.25 $1,783.68 $2,973.86
    Veteran with spouse only $1,481.48 $1,719.25 $1,932.68 $3,139.67
    Veteran with spouse and one parent $1,574.48 $1,825.25 $2,051.68 $3,272.73
    Veteran with spouse and two parents $1,667.48 $1,931.25 $2,170.68 $3,405.79
    Veteran with one parent $1,458.48 $1,693.25 $1,902.68 $3,106.92
    Veteran with two parents $1,551.48 $1,799.25 $2,021.68 $3,239.98
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $106.00 $122.00 $137.00 $152.06

     

    30% – 60% With Children
    Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
    Veteran with child only (no spouse or parents) $450.15 $644.90 $910.41 $1,149.52
    Veteran with one child and spouse (no parents) $503.15 $714.90 $998.41 $1,255.52
    Veteran with one child, spouse and one parent $542.15 $767.90 $1,064.41 $1,334.52
    Veteran with one child, spouse and two parents $581.15 $820.90 $1,130.41 $1,413.52
    Veteran with one child and one parent $489.15 $697.90 $976.41 $1,228.52
    Veteran with one child and two parents (no spouse) $528.15 $750.90 $1,042.41 $1,307.52
    Each additional child under 18 $24.00 $32.00 $41.00 $49.00
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $79.00 $106.00 $133.00 $159.00
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $46.00 $61.00 $76.00 $91.00

     

    70% – 100% With Children
    Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
    Veteran with child only (no spouse or parents) $1,442.48 $1,675.25 $1,882.68 $3,084.75
    Veteran with one child and spouse (no parents) $1,566.48 $1,816.25 $2,041.68 $3,261.10
    Veteran with one child, spouse and one parent $1,659.48 $1,922.25 $2,160.68 $3,394.16
    Veteran with one child, spouse and two parents $1,752.48 $2,028.25 $2,279.68 $3,527.22
    Veteran with one child and one parent $1,535.48 $1,781.25 $2,001.68 $3,217.81
    Veteran with one child and two parents (no spouse) $1,628.48 $1,887.25 $2,120.68 $3,350.87
    Each additional child under 18 $57.00 $65.00 $74.00 $82.38
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program $186.00 $212.00 $239.00 $266.13
    Additional for spouse receiving aid and attendance $106.00 $122.00 $137.00 $156.06

    Historical VA Disability Rate Increases

    VA Disability %Effective DateVA Disability %Effective Date
    5.9%Dec. 1, 20212.90%Dec. 1, 1996
    1.30%Dec. 1, 20202.60%Dec. 1, 1995
    1.60%1Dec. 1, 20192.80%Dec. 1, 1994
    2.80%Dec. 1, 20182.60%Dec. 1, 1993
    2.00%Dec. 1, 20173.00%Dec. 1, 1992
    0.30%Dec. 1, 20163.70%Dec. 1, 1991
    0.00%Dec. 1, 20155.40%Dec. 1, 1990
    1.70%Dec. 1, 20144.70%Dec. 1, 1989
    1.50%Dec. 1, 20134.00%Dec. 1, 1988
    1.70%Dec. 1, 20124.20%Dec. 1, 1987
    3.60%Dec. 1, 20111.30%Dec. 1, 1986
    0.00%Dec. 1, 20103.10%Dec. 1, 1985
    0.00%Dec. 1, 20093.50%Dec. 1, 1984
    5.80%Dec. 1, 20083.50%Dec. 1, 1983
    2.30%Dec. 1, 20077.40%Oct. 1, 1982
    3.30%1Dec. 1, 200611.20%June 1, 1981
    4.10%Dec. 1, 200514.30%June 1, 1981
    2.70%Dec. 1, 20049.90%June 1, 1979
    2.10%Dec. 1, 20036.50%Jan. 1, 1979
    1.40%Dec. 1, 20025.90%Oct. 1, 1978
    2.60%Dec. 1, 20016.40%Oct. 1, 1977
    3.50%Dec. 1, 20008.00%Oct. 1, 1976
    2.50%Dec. 1, 199913.90%Aug. 1, 1975
    1.30%Dec. 1, 19986.30%May 1, 1974
    2.10%Dec. 1, 1997

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