2023 VA Disability Calculator

Updated: January 3, 2023

Use our VA disability calculator to determine your combined disability rating and annual or monthly compensation.

2023 VA Combined Disability Calculator

Select Combined Disability Rating

This calculator is intended to look up compensation if Combined Disability Rating is already known. Please refer to your VA disability compensation award letter for your official rating.

 
Marital Status
Does Your Spouse Need Aid and Attendance (A/A)?
Payment Amount
Combined Disability Pay $0.00 $0.00
Dependent Children Under 18 $0.00 $0.00
Dependent Children Between 18-24 $0.00 $0.00
Total Compensation $0.00 $0.00

How to Use the VA Disability Pay Calculator

To calculate your disability rating, take a look at your VA disability compensation award letter and select your official rating.

Next, select the number of dependents in each applicable category.

Then, select the appropriate box for your marital status, and whether or not your spouse needs Aid and Attendance benefits.

Once you’ve filled out everything, toggle the switch for monthly or annual compensation and hit calculate. (You can toggle this back and forth without resetting the calculator).

How the VA Calculates Compensation Rates

When you prepare to retire or separate from military service, starting your VA disability claims process is among the things many must do as you out-process. You can also apply after you’ve left military service.

When you apply for compensation, the VA reviews your claims and assigns disability percentage ratings in 10% increments. For example, if you have a knee injury, the VA will determine the severity of that injury (assuming it is service-connected).

The VA may rate your condition between 10% to 100% based on how it affects your life. Your rating percentage determines your compensation.

Some veterans may be entitled to more disability pay if certain conditions apply, such as:

  • The veteran is living with severe disabilities
  • The veteran has lost one or more limbs
  • The veteran has a spouse, children, or dependent parents
  • The veteran has a spouse who is experiencing a serious disability.

Many veterans have more than one medical issue, disability, or disease. Each issue is rated separately, and you may be awarded a combined VA disability.

Combined totals are not the sum of multiple percentages. In cases where the VA must rate a veteran for more than one medical issue, the VA uses a combined ratings table to determine the final percentage.

For example, having a 50% disability rating for one condition and a 60% rating for a different condition does not mean you are entitled to a 110% VA disability combined rating. In fact, by law, veterans cannot earn more than a 100% disability rating.

How to Calculate Your Combined VA Disability Rating

The VA uses the combined ratings table to determine a final disability rating for a veteran with multiple disabilities.

To use this table, you must first list each of your disability ratings in order of severity (with the highest percentage at the top of the list). Find the first one in the left column, and then find where it intersects with the top column number representing your second-highest disability rating. Round to the nearest 10 if those are your only two ratings. If not, put the number from the intersection point in the left column, then find where it intersects with the top row number representing your third-highest percentage.

Repeat this process until you have run the numbers for all disability ratings, then round to the nearest 10.

For example, a veteran rated for a 50% disability and a 30% disability, would receive a combined rating of 65%, which the VA rounds to the nearest 10, so 70%.

In a different example on the VA official site, a veteran rated with two disabilities at 40% and 20% has a combined value of 52%. The VA rounds that number down to 50%.

Combined Disability Ratings Table

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27344249566471788593
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29364350576572798693
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31384552596672798693
32394652596673808693
33404653606773808793
34414754606774808793
35424855616874818794
36424955626874818794
37435056626975818794
38445057636975818894
39455157637076828894
40465258647076828894
41475359657176828894
42485459657177838894
43495460667277838994
44505561667278838994
45515662677378848995
46515762687378848995
47525863687479848995
48535864697479849095
49545964697580859095
50556065707580859095
51566166717680859095
52576266717681869095
53586267727781869195
54596368727782869195
55606469737882879196
56606569747882879196
57616670747983879196
58626671757983879296
59636771758084889296
60646872768084889296
61656973778184889296
62667073778185899296
63677074788285899396
64687175788286899396
65697276798386909397
66697376808386909397
67707477808487909397
68717478818487909497
69727578818588919497
70737679828588919497
71747780838688919497
72757880838689929497
73767881848789929597
74777982848790929597
75788083858890939598
76788183868890939598
77798284868991939598
78808285878991939698
79818385879092949698
80828486889092949698
81838587899192949698
82848687899193959698
83858688909293959798
84868789909294959798
85878890919394969799
86878990929394969799
87889091929495969799
88899092939495969899
89909192939596979899
90919293949596979899
91929394959696979899
92939494959697989899
93949495969797989999
94959596969798989999

Who Is Entitled to VA Compensation For Medical Issues?

Veterans who apply for VA disability compensation must have medical conditions that are “the result of an injury or disease that was incurred or aggravated while on active duty or active duty for training; or from injury, heart attack or stroke that occurred during inactive duty training,” according to the VA.

Such disabilities may apply to medical conditions such as Lou Gherig’s Disease, mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more, according to the VA’s guidelines.

What Other Factors Does the VA Take into Account for Disability?

When deciding on a disability claim, the VA looks at your eligibility first. Then, it considers your condition’s overall impact on your daily life, activities, and employability.

If you think your VA rating is too high or too low, you can file an appeal to try to get the VA to increase your rating. Be sure to include evidence of your condition’s impact on your life, like statements from doctors, employers, or others close to you.

How to Apply for VA Disability

Veterans should apply for VA disability compensation via their eBenefits account. If you do not have one, apply for an eBenefits account online. You will need the following documentation:

  • Discharge or separation papers such as DD214 or Guard/Reserve equivalent.
  • Medical evidence, including military medical records, civilian treatment records, etc.
  • Vital records such as marriage and dependent birth certificates.

You can also apply via regular mail by filling out VA Form 21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation, and Related Compensation Benefits. Call VA at 1-800-827-1000 to have the form sent to you.

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How Long Does it Take to Receive Your Disability Benefits?

The VA claims process can vary in length from a few months to a year. The October 2021 claims process average was about 145 days.

Once your claim is approved, and you receive at least a 10% disability rating, the VA said you should begin receiving benefits within 15 days. You may receive back pay of your disability compensation in your first few checks, depending on the effective date of disability in your VA letter.

Annual Cost of Living Adjustments

VA does a regular review of its benefit payments with an eye on making Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to the rates when warranted. These adjustments are intended to help the payments keep up with inflation and other economic factors. These COLA changes operate at the same percentage as for Social Security benefits.

Other Types of VA Compensation

There are a few other types of VA compensation besides disability compensation.

But, veterans must already have a VA disability rating to receive other kinds of compensation, like:

VA Disability Rates for 2023

10% – 20% (No Dependents)

PercentageRate
10%$165.92
20%$327.99

30% – 60% Without Children

Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
Veteran alone$508.05$731.86$1,041.82$1,319.65
Veteran with spouse only$568.05$811.86$1,141.82$1,440.65
Veteran with spouse and one parent$616.05$875.86$1,222.82$1,537.65
Veteran with spouse and two parents$664.05$939.86$1,303.82$1,634.65
Veteran with one parent$556.05$795.86$1,122.82$1,416.65
Veteran with two parents$604.05$859.86$1203.82$1,513.65
Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$56$74$93$111

70% – 100% Without Children

Dependent Status70%80%90%100%
Veteran alone$1,663.06$1,933.15$2,172.39$3,621.95
Veteran with spouse only$1,804.06$2,094.15$2,353.39$3,823.89
Veteran with spouse and one parent$1,917.06$2,223.15$2,498.39$3,985.96
Veteran with spouse and two parents$2,030.06$2,353.15$2,643.39$4,148.03
Veteran with one parent$1,776.06$2,062.15$2,317.39$3,784.02
Veteran with two parents$1,889.06$2,191.15$2,462.39$3,946.09
Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$130$148$167$185.21

30% – 60% With Children

Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$548.05$785.86$1,108.82$1,400.65
With one child and spouse (no parents)$612.05$870.86$1,215.82$1,528.65
With one child, spouse and one parent$660.05$934.86$1,296.82$1,625.65
With one child, spouse, and two parents$708.05$998.86$1,377.82$1,722.65
With one child and one parent (no spouse)$596.05$849.86$1,189.82$1,497.65
With one child and two parents (no spouse)$644.05$913.86$1,270.82$1,594.65
Each additional child under age 18$30$40$50$60
Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$97$129$162$194
Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$56$74$93$111

70% – 100% With Children

Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
Veteran with one child only (no spouse or parents)$1,757.06$2,041.15$2,293.39$3,757.00
With one child and spouse (no parents)$1,907.06$2,212.15$2,486.39$3,971.78
With one child, spouse and one parent$2,020.06$2,341.15$2,631.39$4,133.85
With one child, spouse, and two parents$2,133.06$2,470.15$2,776.39$4,295.92
With one child and one parent (no spouse)$1,870.06$2,170.15$2,438.39$3,919.07
With onoe child and two parents (no spouse)$1,983.06$2,299.15$2,583.39$4,081.14
Each additional child under age 18$70$80$90$100.34
Each additional child over 18 in a qualifying school program$226$259$291$324.12
Additional for spouse receiving Aid and Attendance$130$148$167$185.21

Past VA Disability Rates

View VA disability compensation rates for past years.


Written by Veteran.com Team

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