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.

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.

Compensation rates for Veterans with a 30% to 100% disability rating

Effective December 1, 2020

With a dependent spouse or parent, but no children

Find the dependent status in the left column that best describes you. Then look for your disability rating in the top row. Your monthly basic rate is where your dependent status and disability rating meet.

Basic rates for monthly payments
Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Veteran alone (no dependents) 441.35 635.77 905.04 1,146.39
With spouse (no parents or children) 493.35 705.77 992.04 1,251.39
With spouse and 1 parent (no children) 535.35 761.77 1,062.04 1,335.39
With spouse and 2 parents (no children) 577.35 817.77 1,132.04 1,419.39
With 1 parent (no spouse or children) 483.35 691.77 975.04 1,230.39
With 2 parents (no spouse or children) 525.35 747.77 1,045.04 1,314.39
Added amounts
Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 48.00 64.00 81.00 96.00
Basic rates for monthly payments
Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Veteran alone (no dependents) 1,444.71 1,679.35 1,887.18 3,146.42
With spouse (no parents or children) 1,566.71 1,819.35 2,044.18 3,321.85
With spouse and 1 parent (no children) 1,664.71 1,931.35 2,170.18 3,462.64
With spouse and 2 parents (no children) 1,762.71 2,043.45 2,296.18 3,603.43
With 1 parent (no spouse or children) 1,542.71 1,791.35 2,013.18 3,287.21
With 2 parents (no spouse or children) 1,640.71 1,903.35 2,139.18 3,428.00
Added amounts
Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 113.00 129.00 145.00 160.89

Pay Rates Including Children

Basic rates for monthly payments
Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Veteran with 1 child only (no spouse or parents) 476.35 681.77 963.04 1,216.39
With 1 child and spouse (no parents) 532.35 756.77 1,056.04 1,328.39
With 1 child, spouse, and 1 parent 574.35 812.77 1,126.04 1,412.39
With 1 child, spouse, and 2 parents 616.35 868.77 1,196.04 1,496.39
With 1 child and 1 parent (no spouse) 518.35 737.77 1,033.04 1,300.39
With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 560.35 793.77 1,103.04 1,384.39
Added amounts
Dependent status 30% disability rating (in U.S. $) 40% disability rating (in U.S. $) 50% disability rating (in U.S. $) 60% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Each additional child under age 18 26.00 34.00 43.00 52.00
Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 84.00 112.00 140.00 168.00
Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance
Basic rates for monthly payments
Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Veteran with child only (no spouse or parents) 1,526.71 1,772.35 1,992.18 3,263.74
With 1 child and spouse (no parents) 1,656.71 1,922.35 2,160.18 3,450.32
With 1 child, spouse and 1 parent 1,754.71 2,034.35 2,286.18 3,591.11
With 1 child, spouse and 2 parents 1,852.71 2,146.35 2,412.18 3,731.90
With 1 child and 1 parent 1,624.71 1,884.35 2,118.18 3,404.53
With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 1,722.71 1,996.35 2,244.18 3,545.32
Added amounts
Dependent status 70% disability rating (in U.S. $) 80% disability rating (in U.S. $) 90% disability rating (in U.S. $) 100% disability rating (in U.S. $)
Each additional child under age 18 61.00 69.00 78.00 87.17
Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 197.00 225.00 253.00 281.57
Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 113.00 129.00 145.00 160.89

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 2021.

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 by speaking with a Veteran Claims Specialist, you can contact us by filling out the form below.