How Much VA Disability Compensation Will You Receive? Learn About Ratings and Rates

The amount of your monthly veterans' disability checks depends on two different factors: what your disability rating is and how many dependents you have. Generally, disability payments rage from about $100 per month to up to around $3,000 per month. The payments are not taxed.

 

When applying for veterans' disability, you will inform the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding any dependents in your life (such as a spouse, parents, or minor children) and include evidence of your service-related disability.

 

During the application process, you will most likely undergo a medical examination conducted in conjunction with the VA. During this thorough examination of your health, a physician will give you a disability rating based on the physical and mental conditions that either took place during your service or were made worse by your service. Former military personnel without disabilities receive a zero percent rating, while veterans who have the most severe disabilities receive a 100 percent rating. The higher your rating, the more compensation you receive.

 

Below, we have listed a few common examples of VA disability compensation amounts for veterans with a range of disabilities and dependents (as of 2011):

 

  • A veteran with a 10% disability rating receives $123 per month, regardless of dependents.

  • A veteran with a 20% disability rating receives $243 per month, regardless of dependents.

  • A veteran with a 30% disability rating and no dependents receives $376 per month.

  • A veteran with a 30% disability rating, a spouse, and one child receives $453 per month.

  • A veteran with a 60% disability rating and no dependents receives $974 per month.

  • A veteran with a 60% disability rating, a spouse, and one child receives $1129 per month.

  • A veteran with a 100% disability rating and no dependents receives $2673 per month.

  • A veteran with a 100% disability rating, a spouse, and one child receives $2932 per month.

 

The absolute best way to find out how much VA disability compensation you deserve is to collect your medical records, determine how many dependents you have, and speak to a Texas disability attorney about your case. Call Morgan & Weisbrod today to learn more about securing the just amount of compensation for your military service disability.

 

Carl M. Weisbrod
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Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law