Yes, there will be a 2024 VA disability increase; however, it will be much lower than the 8.7% increase from 2023.
The current 2024 VA disability pay increase estimate is between 2% and 3%.
Brian Reese the VA Claims Insider estimates that 2024 VA disability rates will increase by 2.9% but could fall even lower by the third quarter of this year.
- 2024 VA Disability Pay Chart (Estimate)
- Will VA Disability Rates Increase for 2024?
- How Do I Increase My VA Disability Rating This Year?
- What is the Effective Date of VA Disability Rates 2024?
- What is the Estimated 2024 VA Disability COLA?
- How is the 2024 COLA Increase Calculated?
- Deserve a Higher VA Disability Rating? WE CAN HELP!
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2024 VA Disability Pay Chart (Estimate)
2024 VA disability rates with an estimated 2.9% COLA increase are shown below for reference.
|VA Disability Rating||10%||20%||30%||40%||50%||60%||70%||80%||90%||100%|
|You & 1 Child||$170.73||$337.50||$563.94||$808.65||$1,140.98||$1,441.27||$1,808.01||$2,100.34||$2,359.90||$3,865.95|
|You & 1 Parent||$170.73||$337.50||$572.18||$818.94||$1,155.38||$1,457.73||$1,827.57||$2,121.95||$2,384.59||$3,893.76|
|You & Spouse||$170.73||$337.50||$584.52||$835.40||$1,174.93||$1,482.43||$1,856.38||$2,154.88||$2,421.64||$3,934.78|
|You, 1 Parent, & 1 Child||$170.73||$337.50||$613.34||$874.51||$1,224.32||$1,541.08||$1,924.29||$2,233.08||$2,509.10||$4,032.72|
|You & 2 Parents||$170.73||$337.50||$621.57||$884.80||$1,238.73||$1,557.55||$1,943.84||$2,254.69||$2,533.80||$4,060.53|
|You, Spouse, & 1 Child||$170.73||$337.50||$629.80||$896.11||$1,251.08||$1,572.98||$1,962.36||$2,276.30||$2,558.50||$4,086.96|
|You, Spouse, & 1 Parent||$170.73||$337.50||$633.92||$901.26||$1,258.28||$1,582.24||$1,972.65||$2,287.62||$2,570.84||$4,101.55|
|You, 2 Parents, & 1 Child||$170.73||$337.50||$662.73||$940.36||$1,307.67||$1,640.89||$2,040.57||$2,365.83||$2,658.31||$4,199.49|
|You, Spouse, 1 Parent, & 1 Child||$170.73||$337.50||$679.19||$961.97||$1,334.43||$1,672.79||$2,078.64||$2,409.04||$2,707.70||$4,253.73|
|You, Spouse, & 2 Parents||$170.73||$337.50||$683.31||$967.12||$1,341.63||$1,682.05||$2,088.93||$2,421.39||$2,720.05||$4,268.32|
|You, Spouse, 2 Parents, & 1 Child||$170.73||$337.50||$728.58||$1,027.83||$1,417.78||$1,772.61||$2,194.92||$2,541.78||$2,856.91||$4,420.50|
|Additional Children under 18||$30.87||$41.16||$51.45||$61.74||$72.03||$82.32||$92.61||$103.25|
|Aid and Attendance (A/A) Spouse||$57.62||$76.15||$95.70||$114.22||$133.77||$152.29||$171.84||$190.58|
- The estimated 2024 VA disability pay chart 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 and add the rate for one school child.
- Where the veteran has a spouse, who is determined to require Aid and Attendance (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 $133.77 for additional for A/A spouse to the rate for a 70% veteran to calculate the total amount.
Will VA Disability Rates Increase for 2024?
Yes, 2024 VA disability compensation rates are projected to increase between 2% and 3% in 2024.
On October 13, 2023, the SSA will make its official Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) announcement, 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.
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What is the Effective Date of VA Disability Rates 2024?
2024 VA disability rates will be effective December 1, 2023.
Disabled veterans could see a 2.9% COLA increase on their January 1, 2024, VA disability payment.
Brian Reese from VA Claims Insider estimates a reasonable 2024 COLA range between 2% and 3%.
For example, if you were previously getting $1,000 per month tax-free, a 2.9% VA pay increase is $29, so a veterans VA disability compensation pay in 2024 would go up to $1,029 per month.
What is the Estimated 2024 VA Disability COLA?
Final 2024 VA disability rates will be based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report of September 2023 inflation data.
VA Disability Benefits Expert Brian Reese projects a 2024 COLA increase of 2.9%.
According to Mary Johnson at the Senior Citizens League, “Based on February 2023 inflation data, the 2024 COLA looks like it will be below 3% and could fall into the 2% or even lower range by the third quarter if that 12-month average continues to decline.”
How is the 2024 COLA Increase Calculated?
The 2024 Social Security COLA is based on the percentage increase from the highest third quarter average CPI-W recorded from 2022 compared to the average CPI-W for the third quarter of the current year (3rd quarter 2023).
If the CPI-W triggers a COLA this year, the COLA becomes effective in December 2023, and is payable in January 2024.
Social Security payments and 2024 VA disability rates always reflect the benefits due for the preceding month.
In some years, however, the CPI-W does not increase.
In fact, sometimes a decrease has been recorded (e.g., 2010, 2011, and 2016).
In those years, no COLA was payable as required by law, which means the increase is zero.
Benefits don’t get reduced to mirror the lower cost of living and are held to the previous period’s levels.
The Social Security COLA can never be negative, even during times of a decreasing price index.
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Brian Reese is a 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.
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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).