2015-2016 VA Disability Rates

2015 VA disability rate tables for veterans with a disability rating of 10 percent or higher.  Eligible veterans with disabilities can receive up to $3,423.98 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.

2015 VA disability rates are 1.7% higher than the previous year.  VA disability rate increases are determined by Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (Cola).

The 2016 VA disability rates will be known by the middle to end of October, 2015 right after the September Consumer Price Index is released.

There is no estimated 2016 VA disability rate increase at this time.  The July CPI-W, used to determine rates, is released at the middle to end of August which is the first indicator towards estimating the 2016 VA disability rate. Inflation for the beginning of 2015 has been relatively flat.  However, only the 3rd quarter is used to determine disability rates for the following year.

2016 Cola Effective & Payment Dates:
  • Retired military veterans, VA rates for compensation and pension for disabled veterans and surviving families will be effective December 1, 2015 and will be reflected on the first check to be paid on December 31, 2015.
  • Social Security benefits will increase beginning with the December 2015 benefits, which are payable in January 2016.
  • Federal SSI payment levels will increase effective for payments made for January 2016.

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

2015 VA Disability Rates

Rates below were effective 12/1/2014.

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

10% – 20% (No Dependents)
Percentage Rate
10% $133.17
20% $263.23

 

30% – 60% Without Children
Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran Alone $407.75 $587.36 $836.13 $1,059.09
Veteran with Spouse Only $455.75 $651.36 $917.13 $1,156.09
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $494.75 $703.36 $982.13 $1,234.09
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $533.74 $755.36 $1,047.13 $1,312.09
Veteran with One Parent $446.75 $639.36 $901.13 $1,137.09
Veteran with Two Parents $485.75 $691.36 $966.13 $1,215.09
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $44.00 $59.00* $74.00 $89.00

 

70% – 100% Without Children
Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
Veteran Alone $1,334.71 $1,551.48 $1,743.48 $2,906.83
Veteran with Spouse Only $1,447.71 $1,680.48 $1,888.48 $3,068.90
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $1,538.71 $1,784.48 $2,005.48 $3,198.96
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $1,629.71 $1,888.48 $2,122.48 $3,329.02
Veteran with One Parent $1,425.71 $1,655.48 $1,860.48 $3,036.89
Veteran with Two Parents $1,516.71 $1,759.48 $1,977.48 $3,166.95
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $104.00 $118.00 $133.00 $148.64

 

30% – 60% With Children
Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran with Spouse and Child $491.75 $699.36 $976.13 $1,227.09
Veteran with Child Only $439.75 $630.36 $890.13 $1,124.09
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $530.75 $751.36 $1,041.13 $1,305.09
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $569.75 $803.36 $1,106.13 $1,383.09
Veteran with One Parent and Child $478.75 $682.36 $955.13 $,1202.09
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $517.75 $734.36 $1,020.13 $1,280.09
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $24.00 $32.00 $40.00 $48.00
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a) $78.00 $104.00 $130.00 $156.00
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $44.00 $59.00 $74.00 $89.00

 

70% – 100% With Children
Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
Veteran with Spouse and Child $1,530.71 $1,775.48 $1,995.48 $3,187.60
Veteran with Child Only $1409.71 $1,637.48 $1,840.48 $3,015.22
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $1,621.71 $1,879.48 $2,112.48 $3,317.66
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $1,712.71 $1,983.48 $2,229.48 $3,447.72
Veteran with One Parent and Child $1,500.71 $1,741.48 $1,957.48 $3145.28
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $1,591.71 $1,845.48 $2,074.48 $3,275.34
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $56.00 $64.00 $72.00 $80.52
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a) $182.00 $208.00 $234.00 $260.13
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $104.00 $118.00 $133.00 $148.64

FOOTNOTES:

a. 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, $ 1,642.71, and add the rate for one school child, $182.00. The total amount payable is $1,824.71.

b. 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 $104.00, additional for A/A spouse, to the rate for a 70% veteran with dependency code 12, $1,586.71. The total amount payable is $1,690.71.

Historical Rate Tables

2014
2013

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