2022-2023 VA Disability Pay Dates

Updated: November 8, 2022

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    Find the 2022 and 2023 VA pay schedules for VA disability, education, compensation, pension and survivor’s benefits that are paid on a monthly basis.

    Department of Veterans Affairs’ payment benefits go out on the first business day of the following month.

    If the first business day occurs on a non-business day, weekend or holiday, VA benefits pay out on the last business day before the first of the next month.

    Here are the 2022-2023 VA disability rates.

    Find out if disability rates will increase in 2023 by following our COLA increase watch. 

    2022 VA Pay Dates

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

    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 deposit funds 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.

    2022-2023 VA Disability Payment Date FAQs

    What Time Will My VA Disability Check Be Deposited?

    Banks process the VA’s direct deposit notifications throughout the day. So, we can’t tell you the exact time when your benefits will be available. Monthly VA benefit payments include VA disability, education, compensation, pension and survivor’s benefits.




    VA Monthly Benefits

    • VA Disability Compensation

    VA disability compensation is a tax-free monthly benefit for veterans who have a service-related injury or illness that affects their ability to work or participate in daily activities.

    • 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 benefit programs 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/or 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 benefits that augment basic veteran pensions and survivors pensions.

      • Aid and Attendance: Helps 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.

    • Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Compensation

    Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is tax-free monthly housing benefit for veterans who are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to attend school.  Veterans receive MHA monthly payments directly – unlike GI Bill payments, which go directly to the school.




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