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May 29, 2021

2022 Military Disability Pay Chart – The Insider’s Guide

Last updated on July 20, 2021

In this article, I break down the projected 2022 Military Disability Pay Chart in detail.

*NEW!* Our revised 2022 COLA increase estimate of 6.1% would be the largest pay increase for senior citizens and disabled veterans since 1983.

The Military Disability Pay Chart for 2022 becomes effective December 1 each year based on the annual 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 are estimated to get a 6.1% VA disability compensation increase starting January 2022.

  • Brian Reese a Veteran Benefits expert, is now predicting a 6.1% military disability pay increase for 2022, primarily because of rising inflation, increasing prices of consumer goods as the economy re-opens, as well as higher food, construction, energy, and gas prices.
  • Mary Johnson from The Senior Citizens League, released her second official COLA estimate for 2022, indicating there could be a 6.1% COLA increase next year.
  • Kiplinger is forecasting that the annual cost-of-living adjustment for 2022 will be 4.5%, the largest increase since 2008, when benefits rose 5.8%. 

>> 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 6.1% COLA increase on their January 1, 2021, VA compensation payment.

If you were previously getting $1,000 per month tax-free, a 6.1% VA pay increase is $61, so a veterans 2022 VA disability pay would go up to $1,061 per month.

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2022 Military Disability Pay Chart (Estimated)

VA RatingMilitary Disability Pay 2021Military Disability Pay 2022
10%$144.14$152.93
20%$284.93$302.31
30%$441.35$468.28
40%$635.77$674.55
50%$905.04$960.25
60%$1,146.39$1,216.32
70%$1,444.71$1,532.84
80%$1,679.35$1,781.75
90%$1,887.18$2,002.30
100%$3,146.42$3,338.35

*The rates above assume Veteran Only, with the estimated 6.1% COLA increase for 2022. If you have dependents, your military disability pay rate will be higher.

2022 Military Disability Compensation Rates – 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 are expected to increase by an estimated 6.1% in 2022. 

The SSA will make its official Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) announcement in October 2021, affecting 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

Founder & CEO

Brian Reese is VA benefits expert, author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller You Deserve It: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Veteran Benefits You’ve Earned, and founder of VA Claims Insider – “The Most Trusted Name in Education-Based Resources for Veterans.”

His frustration with the 8-step VA disability claims process led him to create “VA Claims Insider,” which provides U.S. military veterans with tips, strategies, and lessons learned for successfully submitting or re-submitting a winning VA disability compensation claim.

Brian is also the CEO of Military Disability Made Easy, which is the world’s largest free searchable database for all things related to DoD disability and VA disability claims and has served more than 4,600,000 military members and veterans since its founding in 2013.

His eBook, the “9 Secrets Strategies for Winning Your VA Disability Claim” has been downloaded more than 300,000 times in the past three years and is the #1 rated free VA disability claims guide for veterans.

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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