Veterans who qualify for a 100 percent disability rating from the VA are eligible for additional benefits not available to other Veterans. Below is a list of benefits for 100 percent disabled Veterans and their dependents. Note that benefits vary by state. Please check out our state benefits map for more details.
Veterans with a 100 percent disability rating receive the maximum monthly, tax-free compensation available. Depending on the circumstances, a Veteran with a 100 percent disability rating receives monthly compensation of $3,106.04. This compensation amount increases if the Veteran has qualifying dependents, such as a spouse, dependent parent or children. Pay rates, which include dependents, can be found here.
When enrolling in the VA health care system, each Veteran is assigned to a priority group. The VA uses priority groups to manage VA health care enrollment and allocate resources accordingly. Veterans with a 100 percent VA rating meet the eligibility requirements for Health Care Priority Group 1. Additionally, no co-payments are required.
Medical benefit packages includes:
- Preventative care
- Primary care
- Specialty care
- Mental health
- Home health care
- Dental care
- Vision care
- Geriatrics and extended care
- Medical equipment/prosthetic items and aids
- Nursing home placement
- Medically related travel benefits
- Hearing aids
- Dependent’s health care (if dependents are not eligible under TRICARE)
- Foreign medical care
Service members or Veterans with a permanent and total service-connected disability may be eligible for a grant from the VA to help build a new house. This also includes adopting a home they already own or buying a house and modifying it to meet their disability-related requirements. Eligible Veterans or service members may now receive up to three grants. Previous grant recipients who have received less than the current maximum allowed, may be eligible for an additional grant.
Property Tax Waiver
Veterans with a total disability rating may request a property tax waiver. Keep in mind, each state may have different qualification requirements, so you should check the laws within the state you reside in.
Veterans may also qualify for free vehicle registration depending on where they live.
Dental treatment is available for service-connected dental conditions. Additionally, Veterans who are rated at 100 percent are eligible to receive all dental treatment at a VA Medical Center regardless of the service-connection status for their dental condition.
Educational Loan Forgiveness
A Total and Permanent discharge relieves you from having to repay the following loans. For more information, click here.
- William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loan
- Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loan
- Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program loan
- Complete a TEACH Grant service obligation on the basis of your total and permanent disability.
Understand Your Options
Veterans Guardian is a Veteran-owned, VA disability pre-filing consulting firm. If you feel you should be in the group of 100 percent disabled Veterans, fill out the form below to see if you are eligible for an increase in your VA disability rating.