2023 VA Disability Pay Dates

Updated: April 4, 2023
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    The VA typically deposits VA disability pay on the first business day of the month. If the first business day of the month is on holiday or non-business day, the VA pays on the last business day of the prior month.

    Below are the VA disability pay dates for 2023. Those unsure of their payment amount can see the 2023 VA disability rates here.

    2023 VA Pay Dates

    Monthly VA benefit payments including VA disability, education, compensation, pension, and survivor’s benefits
    MonthPayment Date
    JanuaryFeb. 1
    FebruaryMarch 1
    MarchMar. 31
    AprilMay 1
    MayJune 1
    JuneJune 30
    JulyAug. 1
    AugustSept. 1
    SeptemberSept. 29
    OctoberNov. 1
    NovemberDec. 1
    DecemberDec. 29

    Direct deposits may arrive sooner for customers of early-pay banks such as USAA or Navy Federal Credit Union. These military-focused banks typically deposit VA disability pay one to two business days early by releasing funds as soon as the VA sends payment details.

    Here is a list of other early-pay banks and direct deposit calendars.

    VA Disability Pay Date FAQs

    Below are some of the most common questions about VA disability pay dates.

    What time of day are VA disability checks deposited?

    VA disability pay typically comes on the first business day of the month, but there’s no set time on that day it will hit your account. When you receive funds typically depends on when your bank processes transactions.

    What should I do if I don’t receive my VA disability payment?

    If you don’t receive your payment, call the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Help Line at 800-827-1000 (TTY: 711).

    What other VA benefits impact my VA disability payment?

    Monthly VA benefit payments include VA disability, education, compensation, pension and survivor’s benefits.

    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

    Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) are tax-free, income-based benefits for surviving spouses, children or parents of service members who died while on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty training. Survivors of veterans who died from their service-connected disabilities may also receive DIC or PDIC.

    Veterans and Survivors Pension Compensation

    The VA offers two pension benefits to help veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income.

    • Veterans Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime veterans.
    • Survivors Pension: Tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and unmarried child(ren) of a deceased veteran with wartime service.

    Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits

    Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits are tax-free and augment basic veteran and survivor pensions.

    • Aid and AttendanceHelps qualifying veterans and their surviving spouses pay for in-home care, assisted living, memory or nursing care. It also helps cover the cost of medical supplies and medicines.
    • Housebound Benefits: Additional assistance for a person who can not leave their immediate premises without supervision.

    Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

    Special Monthly Compensation is a “higher rate of compensation paid due to special circumstances,” according to the VA. This tax-free benefit helps veterans and other qualified applicants who require personal assistance due to specific disabilities.

    Written by Veteran.com Team