VA Disability Rates 2010

Veterans Compensation Benefits Rate Tables – Effective 12/1/09

 

There will be no COLA for 2010 so the VA disability rates are the same as last year.

Basic Rates – 10%-100% Combined Degree Only

Rates (No Dependents): 10% – 20%

Without Children With Children
30% – 60% 30% – 60%
70% – 100% 70% – 100%
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10% – 20% (No Dependents)

Percentage Rate
10% $123
20% $243

30% – 60% Without Children

Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran Alone $376 $541 $770 $974
Veteran with Spouse Only $421 $601 $845 $1064
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $457 $649 $905 $1136
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $493 $697 $965 $1208
Veteran with One Parent $412 $589 $830 $1046
Veteran with Two Parents $448 $637 $890 $1118
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $40 $54 $68 $81

70% – 100% Without Children

Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
Veteran Alone $1,228 $1,427 $1,604 $2,673
Veteran with Spouse Only $1,333 $1,547 $1,739 $2,823
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $1,417 $1,643 $1,847 $2,943
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $1,501 $1,739 $1,955 $3,063
Veteran with One Parent $1,312 $1,523 $1,712 $2,793
Veteran with Two Parents $1,396 $1,619 $1,820 $2,913
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $95 $108 $122 $136

30% – 60% With Children

Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran with Spouse & Child $453 $644 $899 $1129
Veteran with Child Only $406 $581 $820 $1034
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $489 $692 $959 $1201
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $525 $740 $1019 $1,273
Veteran with One Parent and Child $442 $629 $880 $1106
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $478 $677 $940 $1178
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $22 $30 $37 $45
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a) $72 $96 $120 $144
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $40 $54 $68 $81

70% – 100% With Children

Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
Veteran with Spouse & Child $1,409 $1,634 $1,837 $2,932
Veteran with Child Only $1,298 $1,507 $1,694 $2,774
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $1,493 $1,730 $1,945 $3,052
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $1,577 $1,826 $2,053 $3,172
Veteran with One Parent and Child $1,382 $1,603 $1,802 $2,894
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $1,466 $1,699 $1,910 $3,014
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $52 $60 $67 $75
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a) $168 $192 $216 $240
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $95 $108 $122 $136
FOOTNOTES:
  1. Rates for each school child are shown separately. They are not included with any other compensation rates. All other entries on this chart reflecting a rate for children show the rate payable for children under 18 or helpless. To find the amount payable to a 70% disabled veteran with a spouse and four children, one of whom is over 18 and attending school, take the 70% rate for a veteran with a spouse and 3 children, $ 1,513, and add the rate for one school child, $168. The total amount payable is $1,681.
  2. Where the veteran has a spouse who is determined to require A/A, add the figure shown as “additional for A/A spouse” to the amount shown for the proper dependency code. For example, veteran has A/A spouse and 2 minor children and is 70% disabled. Add $95, additional for A/A spouse, to the rate for a 70% veteran with dependency code 12, $1,461. The total amount payable is $ 1,556.

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For prior rate tables on this topic choose one:  12-1-2008 12-1-2007 12-1-2006 12-1-2005 12-1-2004
12-1-2003 12-1-2002 12-1-2001 12-1-2000 12-1-1999.

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Voc Rehab Survival Guide Benjamin Krause is the creator of the DisabledVeterans.org community, author of the Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans, and numerous other guides. 

Benjamin is an award winning investigative reporter, Veterans Law attorney, and a disabled veteran of the US Air Force, where he served in its Special Operations Command. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, Benjamin began his decade long fight for benefits after being lowballed with a 10% rating in 2002. During that fight, he received degrees from Northwestern University and  the University of Minnesota Law School while using VA Vocational Rehabilitation. He credits his education as the key factor that helped him beat through the bureaucratic roadblocks the Department of Veterans Affairs throws up in front of many veterans across the country.

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Comments

  1. Chucky Cheese says

    I wanted to know if we will be recieving a COLA adjustment for 2012 and if so, how much? I looked at the VA’s website and the figures are not there and it is Nov 2011. I really appreciate it if someone knows how much of an increase(or decrease) we will be recieving. Thanks.

    Chuckycheese

  2. kristie briggs says

    hi i was wondering my husband is the vet he gets 50% diability he has two other kids with his exwife and was woundering we get them 30% of the time we did the form to add his kids and me so how does this work with his kids that live with mom will we still get the extra moeny for them sents we have thme 30% of the time or will we get notthing for them or will his ex get the money for the two kids?? kristie

  3. Dean Akin says

    My DCR is 20%, I got 10% for bum knee and 10% Tinnitus and 0% for Hearing Loss (which should be more, but that’s another fight with the VA not the subject).

    Anyway, does anybody know the reasoning as why there is no compensation for dependents at the 10-20% rating?

    • Ben Krause says

      The simple answer is Congress wanted to keep the benefit for those considered more disabled. So they passed legislation as such. My hunch about the reasoning is that people with lower disability ratings probably have an easier time getting work and helping w/ the raising of their kids. People with higher disabilities may have more of a hardship. To compensate, they need more money. That’s my hunch. I really don’t know for sure.

  4. Robert Collins says

    After being turned down several times and saying F@#k VA, I will apply again. Thanks for letting us know that this opportunity is really out here to help veterans. I just get so tried that we have to be treated like crimminals and have to go through medical detectors since we are considered trained killers.

  5. laurence says

    Do you know what the new compensation rates are since the President signed for the increase. There is a email generating around which shows the 2010 basic pay rate for service connected disabled veterans. I am 70% now and the increase almost doubles my current compensation.

So what do you think?