Hi Veterans, I’ve got some BAD news and some GOOD news for you!
The BAD news: Part of the Federal government is shut-down…
The GOOD news, however, is that the Department of Veterans Affairs is fully-funded, and Veteran’s medical care and disability compensation payments will continue unhindered!
In 2019, Veteran’s get a nice 2.8% increase based on a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase.
The 2019 VA disability rates are effective as of December 1, 2018.
You’ll begin seeing the new pay rates in your January 2019 disability compensation payment.
You may also qualify for a variety of Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) categories, which for simplicity sake, were not included here.
Eligible veterans with disabilities can receive up to $3,625.99 per month as a tax-free monetary benefit.
Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated at 10% or higher can use the following 2019 VA disability pay infographic to determine how much tax-free compensation you’ll get each month.
Veterans with a rating of 10-20% do not receive any extra compensation for dependents, and thus, are paid at the single rate, which is why those rates weren’t included on the chart.
A 10% VA disability rating for 2019 is: $140.05/month
A 20% VA disability rating for 2019 is: $276.84/month
See the complete 2019 VA Disability compensation pay rates below:
2019 VA Disability Pay Chart
Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated at 10% or higher can use the following 2019 VA disability pay chart to determine how much tax-free compensation you’ll get each month.
This chart shows a veteran’s combined VA disability rating and compensation pay rates, for veterans with a service-connected disability at 10% or higher, as well as the difference between what a veteran received in 2018 versus what a veteran will get in 2019:
2018 versus 2019 VA pay rates