Historical VA Disability Rates

Updated: December 23, 2022
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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.

    View the current VA disability rates here or use our VA disability calculator to calculate your rate.

    2022 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective Dec. 1, 2021

    2022 VA disability rates saw a 5.9% 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 $62.40 more per month.

    Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only

    10% – 20% (No Dependents)

    PercentageRate
    10%$152.64
    20%$301.74

    30% – 60% Without Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran alone$467.39$673.28$958.44$1,214.03
    Veteran with spouse only$522.39$747.28$1,050.44$1,325.03
    Veteran with spouse and one parent$566.39$806.28$1,124.44$1,414.03
    Veteran with spouse and two parents$610.39$865.28$1,198.44$1,503.03
    Veteran with one parent$511.39$732.28$1,032.44$1,303.03
    Veteran with two parents$555.39 $791.28$1,106.44$1,392.03
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$51$68$86$102

    70% – 100% Without Children

    Dependent Status70%80%90%100%
    Veteran alone$1,529.95$1,778.43$1,998.52$3,332.06
    Veteran with spouse only$1,659.95$1,926.43$2,165.52$3,517.84
    Veteran with spouse and one parent$1,763.95$2,045.43$2,299.52$3,666.94
    Veteran with spouse and two parents$1,867.95$2,164.43$2,433.52$3,816.04
    Veteran with one parent$1,633.95$1,897.43$2,132.52$3,481.16
    Veteran with two parents$1,737.95$2,016.43$2,266.52$3,630.26
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$119$136$153$170.38

    30% – 60% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$504.39$722.28$1,020.44$1,288.03
    With one child and spouse (no parents)$563.39$801.28$1,118.44$1,407.03
    With one child, spouse and one parent$607.39$860.28$1,192.44$1,496.03
    With one child, spouse, and two parents$651.39$919.28$1,266.44$1,585.03
    With one child and one parent (no spouse)$548.39$781.28$1,094.44$1,377.03
    With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$592.39$840.28$1,168.44$1,466.03
    Each additional child under age 18$27$36$46$55
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$89$119$149$178
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$51$68$86$102

    70% – 100% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$1,615.95$1,877.43$2,109.52$3,456.30
    With one child and spouse (no parents)$1,754.95$2,035.43$2,287.52$3,653.89
    With one child, spouse and one parent$1,858.95$2,154.43$2,421.52$3,802.99
    With one child, spouse, and two parents$1,962.95$2,273.43$2,555.52$3,952.09
    With one child and one parent (no spouse)$1,719.95$1,996.43$2,243.52$3,605.40
    With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$1,823.95$2,115.43$2,377.52$3,754.50
    Each additional child under age 18$64$73$83$92.31
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$208$238$268$298.18
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$119$136$153$170.38

    2021 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective Dec. 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 previously received $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)

    PercentageRate
    10%$144.14
    20%$284.93

    30% – 60% Without Children

    Dependent Status30%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$64$81$96

    70% – 100% Without Children

    Dependent Status70%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
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$113$129$145$160.89

    30% – 60% With Children

    Dependent Status30%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 onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$560.35$793.77$1,103.04$1,384.39
    Each additional child under age 18$26$34$43$52
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$84$112$140$168
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$48$64$81$96

    70% – 100% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    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 onoe 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$69$78$87.17
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$197$225$253$281.57
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$113$129$145$160.89

    2020 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective Dec. 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)

    PercentageRate
    10%$142.29
    20%$281.27

    30% – 60% Without Children

    Dependent Status30%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$63$80$96

    70% – 100% Without Children

    Dependent Status70%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
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance111127143158.82

    30% – 60% With Children

    Dependent Status30%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
    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 onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$551.69$783.61$1,088.43$1,366.68
    Each additional child under age 18$25$34$43$51
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$83$111$138$166
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$48$63$80$96

    70% – 100% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    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
    With one child, spouse, and two parents$1,830.17$2,119.80$2,382.96$3,684
    With one child and one parent (no spouse)$1,604.17$1,860.80$2,091.96$3,360.83
    With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$1,701.17$1,971.80$2,216.96$3,499.81
    Each additional child under age 18$60$68$77$86.05
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$194$222$250$277.96
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$111$127$143$158.82

    2019 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective Dec. 1, 2018

    Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only

    10% – 20% (No Dependents)

    PercentageRate
    10%$140.05
    20%$276.84

    30% – 60% Without Children

    Dependent Status30%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$62$78$94

    70% – 100% Without Children

    Dependent Status70%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 Attendance109125141156.32

    30% – 60% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$462.83$662.73$935.36$1,181.86
    With one child and spouse (no parents)$516.83$735.73$1,026.36$1,290.86
    With one child, spouse and one parent$557.83$789.73$1,094.36$1,372.86
    With one child, spouse, and two parents$598.83$843.73$1,162.36$1,454.86
    With one child and one parent (no spouse)$503.83$716.73$1,003.36$1,263.86
    With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$544.83$770.73$1,071.36$1,345.86
    Each additional child under age 18$25$33$42$50
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$82$109$136$164
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$47$62$78$94

    70% – 100% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$1,482.71$1,722.69$1,935.62$3,171.12
    With one child and spouse (no parents)$1,609.71$1,867.69$2,098.62$3,352.41
    With one child, spouse and one parent$1,704.71$1,976.69$2,221.62$3,489.20
    With one child, spouse, and two parents$1,799.71$2,085.69$2,344.62$3,625.99
    With one child and one parent (no spouse)$1,577.71$1,940.69$2,181.62$3,444.70
    With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$1,672.71$1,849.69$2,079.62$3,330.71
    Each additional child under age 18$59$67$76$84.69
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$191$218$246$273.58
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$109$125$141$156.32

    2018 VA Disability Rates Charts – Effective Dec. 1, 2017

    Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only

    10% – 20% (No Dependents)

    PercentageRate
    10%$136.24
    20%$269.30

    30 – 60% Without Children

    Dependent Status30%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 and 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$456.15$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 Attendance46617691

    70% – 100% Without Children

    Dependent Status70%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 Attendance106122137152.06

    30% – 60% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$450.15$644.90$910.41$1,149.52
    With one child and spouse (no parents)$503.15$714.90$998.41$1,255.52
    With one child, spouse and one parent$542.15$767.90$1,064.41$1,334.52
    With one child, spouse, and two parents$581.15$820.90$1,130.41$1,413.52
    With one child and one parent (no spouse)$489.15$697.90$976.41$1,228.52
    With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$528.15$750.90$1,042.41$1,307.52
    Each additional child under age 18$24$32$41$49
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$79$106$133$159
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$46$61$76$91

    70% – 100% With Children

    Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
    Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$1,442.48$1,675.25$1,882.68$3,084.75
    With one child and spouse (no parents)$1,566.48$1,816.25$2,041.68$3,261.10
    With one child, spouse and one parent$1,659.48$1,922.25$2,160.68$3,394.16
    With one child, spouse, and two parents$1,752.48$2,028.25$2,279.68$3,527.22
    With one child and one parent (no spouse)$1,535.48$1,781.25$2,001.68$3,217.81
    With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$1,628.48$1,887.25$2,120.68$3,350.87
    Each additional child under age 18$57$65$74$82.38
    Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$186$212$239$266.13
    Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$106$122$137$152.06

    Historical VA Disability Rate Increases

    VA Disability %Effective DateVA Disability %Effective Date
    8.70%Dec. 1, 20222.10%Dec. 1, 1997
    5.90%Dec. 1, 20212.90%Dec. 1, 1996
    1.30%Dec. 1, 20202.60%Dec. 1, 1995
    1.60%Dec. 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%Dec. 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

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