Skip to content

March 17, 2023

Will There Be a 2024 VA Disability Increase? (The Insider’s Guide)

Last updated on August 14, 2023

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

If you want to learn how to implement these strategies to get the VA benefits you deserve, click here to speak with a VA claim expert for free.

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 2.5% and 3.5%.

Brian Reese the VA Claims Insider estimates that 2024 VA disability rates will increase by 3.1% but could fall even lower by the third quarter of this year.

2024 VA Disability Pay Chart (Estimate)

Here’s the 2024 VA disability pay chart with the estimated 3.1% COLA increase:

VA Rating Percentage10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%
Veteran Alone$171.06$338.16$523.80$754.55$1,074.12$1,360.56$1,714.61$1,993.08$2,239.73$3,734.23
You & 1 Child$171.06$338.16$565.04$810.22$1,143.19$1,444.07$1,811.53$2,104.43$2,364.49$3,873.47
You & 1 Parent$171.06$338.16$573.29$820.53$1,157.63$1,460.57$1,831.12$2,126.08$2,389.23$3,901.32
You & Spouse$171.06$338.16$585.66$837.03$1,177.22$1,485.31$1,859.99$2,159.07$2,426.35$3,942.43
You, 1 Parent, & 1 Child$171.06$338.16$614.53$876.21$1,226.70$1,544.08$1,928.03$2,237.42$2,513.98$4,040.56
You & 2 Parents$171.06$338.16$622.78$886.52$1,241.14$1,560.57$1,947.62$2,259.08$2,538.72$4,068.42
You, Spouse, & 1 Child$171.06$338.16$631.02$897.86$1,253.51$1,576.04$1,966.18$2,280.73$2,563.47$4,094.91
You, Spouse, & 1 Parent$171.06$338.16$635.15$903.01$1,260.73$1,585.32$1,976.49$2,292.07$2,575.84$4,109.52
You, 2 Parents, & 1 Child$171.06$338.16$664.02$942.19$1,310.22$1,644.08$2,044.53$2,370.42$2,663.48$4,207.66
You, Spouse, 1 Parent, & 1 Child$171.06$338.16$680.51$963.84$1,337.02$1,676.05$2,082.68$2,413.73$2,712.96$4,262.00
You, Spouse, & 2 Parents$171.06$338.16$684.64$969.00$1,344.24$1,685.32$2,092.99$2,426.10$2,725.34$4,276.62
You, Spouse, 2 Parents, & 1 Child$171.06$338.16$730.00$1,029.82$1,420.53$1,776.05$2,199.18$2,546.72$2,862.46$4,429.09
Additional Children under 18  $30.93$41.24$51.55$61.86$72.17$82.48$92.79$103.45
Children 18-23  $100.01$133.00$167.02$200.01$233.01$267.03$300.02$334.17
Aid and Attendance (A/A) Spouse  $57.74$76.29$95.88$114.44$134.03$152.59$172.18$190.95
  • The estimated VA disability pay chart 2024 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 $134.03 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?

2024 VA Disability Increase

Yes, 2024 VA disability compensation rates are projected to increase between 2.5% and 3.5% 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.

How Do I Increase My VA Disability Rating This Year?

If your conditions have worsened since you last applied for VA disability, you can now qualify for a higher rating!

Just submit a new claim on VA.gov by checking the box for an “increased evaluation.”

You can add new primary or secondary disabilities, but you’ll need to prove service connection with a Nexus Letter.

So many veterans are Stuck, Frustrated, and Underrated by the VA.

And we’re on a MISSION to change it so you and your family get the VA disability benefits you deserve for serving our country.

If you’re ready to increase your VA rating this year, maybe even to 100% if eligible by law, watch my brand-new FREE video training for 2023-2024:

VA Claims Insider Secrets

“VA CLAIM SECRETS: Top 3 Strategies to WIN Your VA Claim, PROVE Service Connection, and INCREASE Your VA Rating in Less Time!”

[Former VA Raters] Reveal SECRET VA Claim Tips & Strategies for Veterans

Click the red button below to watch the FREE training:

What is the Effective Date of VA Disability Rates 2024?

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 3.1% COLA increase on their January 1, 2024 VA disability payment.

Brian Reese from VA Claims Insider estimates a reasonable 2024 COLA range between 2.5% and 3.5%.

For example, if you were previously getting $1,000 per month tax-free, a 3.1% VA pay increase is $31, so a veterans VA disability compensation pay in 2024 would go up to $1,031 per month.

What is the Estimated 2024 VA Disability COLA?

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 has revised his estimate and now projects a 2024 COLA increase of 3.1%.

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?

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.

Deserve a Higher VA Disability Rating? WE CAN HELP!

  • 25,000+ disabled veterans served in our membership programs since 2016.
  • 30% average VA rating increase for veterans who complete our #1 rated Elite program.
  • Employs 175 teammates; comprised of 56 veterans and 12 military spouses.
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited.

About the Author

Brian Reese
Brian Reese

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).

Related Articles

Featured Resources

Elite Membership

Dear Veteran,
Here’s the brutal truth about VA disability claims:

According to our data, 8/10 (80%) of veterans reading this message right now are underrated by the VA…

This means you do NOT currently have the VA disability rating and compensation YOU deserve, and you could be missing out on thousands of dollars of tax-free compensation and benefits each month.

As a fellow disabled Veteran this is shameful and I’m on a mission to change it.

Brian Reese here, Air Force service-disabled Veteran and Founder @ VA Claims Insider.

Since 2016, VA Claims Insider has helped thousands of Veterans just like you get the VA rating and compensation they deserve in less time.

If accepted into our ELITE membership program, you’ll get free up-front access and permission to use $13,119 worth of proprietary VA claim resources, including access to our network of independent medical professionals for medical examinations, disability evaluations, and credible Medical Nexus Letters, which could help you get a HIGHER VA rating in LESS time.

It’s FREE to get started, so click “Go Elite Now” below to complete our 3-step intake process.

  1. Complete Basic Information
  2. Sign Members Agreement
  3. Join the Mastermind Group

If you’re stuck, frustrated, underrated, and currently rated between 0%-90%, VA Claims Insider Elite is for you!

Click “Go Elite Now” below to get started today and a member of our team will be in touch within minutes.

Go Elite Now!

Why Choose VA Claims Insider

You’ve exhausted your free resources

You're not alone. Thousands of other Veterans in our Community are here for you.

Veteran Community

You’re ready to get the rating you deserve

We know the pain of feeling stuck, frustrated, and alone, and we want to make this process as easy and painless as possible for you.

Explore Elite Membership

We win ONLY when YOU win

Hear from fellow Veterans just like you, with many of our Veteran Ambassadors having gone through our programs.

Schedule a Call

Fellow Veterans:

For a limited time, you can book a free, no-obligation VA Claim Discovery Call with one of our experts.

Book A Call

Fellow Veterans:

For a limited time, you can book a free, no-obligation VA Claim Discovery Call with one of our experts.

Book A Call