The amount of veterans disability compensation that a veteran is entitled to is based on the veteran’s percent disability and number of dependents. For a veteran with no dependents, it ranges from $133/month for a 10% disability to $2,906/month for a 100% disability (as of February 2, 2016). For 30% disability and higher, the amount increases if you have dependents.
To view a full list of list of rates, see the VA Compensation Rate Table.
Many figures used to calculate Veterans Disability Compensation benefits are revised annually by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), the federal agency that administers the program. These figures are usually updated in October and can be found in the November issue of the Federal Register, the official government publication for administrative changes. The figures can also be found on the Department of Veterans Affairs website or by calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD 1-800-829-4833.
You must be at least 10% disabled from a condition which is "service connected," and you may not have received a dishonorable discharge.
There is no specific duration of service required for you to be eligible for this Benefit.
For more information see the Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation Fact Sheet.
You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation or Pension. If you have any of the following material, attach it to your application:
- Dependency records (marriage and children's birth certificates)
- Medical evidence (doctor and hospital reports)
You can also apply on the internet at the Department of Veterans Affairs Online Application Website (VONAPP). Instructions can be found here.
Source of Funds:
Federal tax revenues
Sources of Law:
Federal Regulations: 38 CFR Part 3