Veterans Disability Rates for 2018-2019 Estimating Cost of Living Increases!

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The 2018 VA Disability rate increase will not be announced until mid-October 2017 when COLA (Cost of Living Adjustments) for the third quarter are released. See our COLA increase watch for the most recent estimates and updates.

VA disability rate increases are determined by Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLA).

VA disability rate tables for veterans with a disability rating of 10 percent or higher. Eligible veterans with disabilities can receive up to $3,458.06 per month as a tax free monetary benefit. Veterans with disabilities can use the following VA disability charts to determine how much financial assistance they are eligible for.

To calculate the 2017 VA disability rate increase, if any, the average of the indices of July, August, and September 2016 are compared with the 2014 3rd quarter average.
As tax reminder, do not include VA disability benefits as gross income on income tax statements.

2017 VA Disability Rates

2017 VA Disability rates saw a small increase of 0.3 percent. This is after seeing no increase in 2016.

The 2018 VA Disability rate increase will not be announced until mid-October 2017 when COLA (Cost of Living Adjustments) for the third quarter are released. See our COLA increase watch for the most recent estimates and updates.

VA disability rate increases are determined by Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLA).

VA disability rate tables for veterans with a disability rating of 10 percent or higher.  Eligible veterans with disabilities can receive up to $3,458.06 per month as a tax free monetary benefit. Veterans with disabilities can use the following VA disability charts to determine how much financial assistance they are eligible for.

To calculate the 2017 VA disability rate increase, if any, the average of the indices of July, August, and September 2016 are compared with the 2014 3rd quarter average.

As tax reminder, do not include VA disability benefits as gross income on income tax statements.

2017 VA Disability Rates

Rates below were effective 12/1/2016.

Basic Rates – 10% – 100% Combined Degree Only.

10% – 20% (No Dependents)
Percentage Rate
10% $133.57
20% $264.02

 

30% – 60% Without Children
Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran Alone $408.97 $589.12 $838.64 $1,062.27
Veteran with Spouse Only $456.97 $654.12 $919.64 $1,159.27
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $495.97 $706.12 $984.64 $1,237.27
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $534.97 $758.12 $1,049.64 $1,315.27
Veteran with One Parent $447.97 $641.12 $903.64 $1,140.27
Veteran with Two Parents $486.97 $693.12 $968.64 $1,218.27
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $45.00 $59.00* $74.00 $89.00

70% – 100% Without Children Dependent Status         70%            80%               90%           100%

Veteran Alone                                                                  $1,338.71   $1,556.13    $1,748.71        $2,915.55

Veteran with Spouse Only                                               $1,451.71   $1,686.13    $1,894.71        $3,078.11

 Veteran with Spouse and One Parent                            $1,542.71   $1,790.13    $2,011.71        $3,208.56

Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents                           $1,633.71    $1,894.13    $2,128.71       $3,339.01

Veteran with One Parent                                                 $1,429.71    $1,660.13     $1,865.71       $3,046.00

Veteran with Two Parents                                                $1,520.71    $1,764.13     $1,982.71       $3,176.45     

 Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)                     $105.00        $119.00        $134.00          $149.08

70% – 100% Without Children Dependent Status           70%           80%               90%               100%

Veteran Alone                                                                   $1,338.71    $1,556.13     $1,748.71        $2,915.55

Veteran with Spouse  Only                                               $1,451.71     $1,686.13     $1,894.71        $3,078.11

Veteran with Spouse and One Parent                              $1,542.71      $1,790.13    $2,011.71        $3,208.56

Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents                            $1,633.71      $1,894.13    $2,128.71        $3,339.01

Veteran with One Parent                                                  $1,429.71      $1,660.13    $1,865.71        $3,046.00

Veteran with Two Parents                                                 $1,520.71      $1,764.13    $1,982.71        $3,176.45

Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)                       $105.00          $119.00       $ 134.00          $149.08

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