2021 VA Disability Compensation Rates

The 2021 VA Disability Pay Rates are out! VA Disability recipients will see a 1.3% increase in their monthly checks starting in December 2020.

For reference, the average VA disability check will go up about $1.85 per month for those with a 10% rating, and $19.68 for those rated at 100%.

2021 VA Disability Compensation Pay Rates Chart

The 2021 VA disability pay rates in 2021 for a Veteran with no dependents is as follows:

Combined VA Disability Rating 2021 VA Disability Rates 2020 VA Disability Rates
10% $144.14 $142.29
20% $284.93 $281.27
30% $441.35 $435.69
40% $635.77 $627.61
50% $905.04 $893.43
60% $1,146.39 $1,131.68
70% $1,444.71 $1,426.17
80% $1,679.35 $1,657.80
90%  $1887.18 $1,862.96
100% $3,146.42 $3,106.04

Veterans with a 30% rating or higher can receive payments for eligible dependents.

As of December 1st, 2020, the 2021 VA Disability Pay Rates are in effect. Therefore, if you receive VA disability pay, you will notice the increased amount in your check automatically. Since last year, there was an increase of 1.3%. The government addresses rates for military retiree pay, as well as, several other government benefits by adjusting this measurement every year. The next COLA will be announced on October 2020.

How does this affect me?

The monetary benefit from VA Disability Compensation is tax-free and does not affect your finances when filing taxes. 

Veterans Guardian is here to help Veterans who may be underrated. Our goal is to ensure they are receiving the benefits they are eligible for. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to speak with a Veteran Claims Specialist, you can contact us by filling out the form below.