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May 29, 2021

2022 Military Disability Pay Chart – The Insider’s Guide

Last updated on January 23, 2022

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In this post, I break down the official 2022 Military Disability Pay Chart in detail.

The official 2022 COLA increase is 5.9%, which is the largest pay increase for disabled military veterans since 1983.

The Military Disability Pay Chart for 2022 is effective December 1, 2021 and includes a 5.9% COLA as determined by the Social Security Administration (the final 2022 COLA is based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report of September 2021 inflation data).

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Will disabled military veterans get a VA pay increase in 2022?

2022 Military Disability Pay Chart

Yes, disabled military veterans will get a 5.9% VA disability compensation increase starting January 2022.

>> Click HERE to see the complete list of VA disability rates 2022, which includes VA dependent rates (you must have a VA rating of 30% or higher for dependent rates).

The new 2022 military disability pay rates will be effective December 1, 2021.

Disabled military veterans with a VA rating of 10% or higher could see a 5.9% COLA increase on their January 1, 2021, VA compensation payment.

For example, if you were previously getting $1,000 per month tax-free, a 5.9% VA pay increase is $59, so a veterans 2022 VA disability pay would go up to $1,059 per month.


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2022 Military Disability Pay Chart (Official)

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*The rates above assume Veteran Only, with the official 5.9% COLA increase for 2022. If you have dependents, your military disability pay rate will be higher.

2022 Military Disability Pay Chart – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will military disability benefits increase in 2022?

Will military disability benefits increase in 2022

Yes, as of the most recent CPI data from July 20, 2021, military disability benefits will increase by 5.9% in 2022. 

The SSA made its official Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) announcement with a 5.9% increase, which affects more than 75 million Americans who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, VA disability and pension benefits, military retirement pay, and other government benefits.

Is military disability pay tax free?

Yes! Military disability pay is tax free at both the federal and state level.

VA disability compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury that was caused or made worse during active duty military service.

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Brian Reese

Brian Reese is one of the top VA disability benefits experts in the world and bestselling author of You Deserve It: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Veteran Benefits You’ve Earned (Second Edition).

Brian’s frustration with the VA claim process led him to create VA Claims Insider, which provides disabled veterans with tips, strategies, and lessons learned to win their VA disability compensation claim, faster, even if they’ve already filed, been denied, gave up, or don’t know where to start. 

As the founder of VA Claims Insider and CEO of Military Disability Made Easy, he has helped serve more than 10 million military members and veterans since 2013 through free online educational resources.

He is a former active duty Air Force officer with extensive experience leading hundreds of individuals and multi-functional teams in challenging international environments, including a combat tour to Afghanistan in 2011 supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Brian is a Distinguished Graduate of Management from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, and he holds an MBA from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK, where he was a National Honor Scholar (Top 1% of Graduate School class).

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