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March 22, 2020

40 VA Disability Benefits Explained

Last updated on March 25, 2021

In this post, we will reveal and explain the Top 20 VA Benefits for Veterans with a 40 VA Disability Rating.

We’ve also compiled a complete list of VA benefits available for disabled veterans with a 40 percent VA rating.

In our experience at VA Claims Insider, many disabled veterans with 40 VA disability are underrated, meaning you do NOT currently have the VA disability benefits you deserve by law.

This means you could be missing out on thousands of dollars of VA benefits for you, your spouse, and your dependents.

The good news is you can potentially increase your VA rating from 40% to 100% in less time with the VA Claims Insider Elite premier education-based Mastermind program, which is free to start.

Okay, so let’s jump right in and explore the 40% VA disability benefits in detail.

40 VA Disability Pay Rates

In 2020, a 40 percent VA disability rating is worth a minimum of $627.61 per month and is tax free at both the state and federal levels.

Many veterans with an 40% VA rating are looking for ways to increase their VA rating because of the additional benefits available at the 100% VA rating.

According to VBA data reported to congress, 8.1% of disabled veterans or 719,512 out of 4,743,108 currently have a 40 VA disability rating.

What is the average VA disability rating?
What is the average VA disability rating? Source: VBA Data Reported to Congress

A 2020 40 VA disability pay chart is shown here for quick reference:

What are the 40 VA disability pay rates in 2020?

40% VA Disability Pay Rates 2020 (Without Children)
What is 40 VA Disability Worth in 2020? 40% VA Pay
Veteran Alone $627.61
Veteran with Spouse Only $696.61
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $751.61
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $806.61
Veteran with One Parent $682.61
Veteran with Two Parents $737.61
Additional for Aid and Attendance $63.00
40 VA Disability Pay Rates 2020 (With Children)
What is 40 VA Disability Worth in 2020? 40% VA Pay
Veteran with Spouse and Child $747.61
Veteran with Child Only $673.61
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $802.61
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $857.61
Veteran with One Parent and Child $728.61
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $783.61
Add for Each Additional Child Under 18 $34.00
Each Additional Schoolchild Over 18 $111.00
Additional for Aid and Attendance $63.00

List of Top 20 VA Benefits for Veterans 40 Disabled

Top 20 VA Benefits for Veterans 40 va disability
Top 20 VA Benefits for Veterans 40 Disabled

2020 VA Disability Rates for Conditions – 40% VA Disability Pay

We have also built a VA disability rates for conditions expert-level guide that will assist veterans who currently have a 40 VA disability rating.

This guide will also help you at both lower and higher VA ratings, and explains VA disability rates for conditions in 2020.

List of VA Disability Benefits By Rating

Looking for VA disability benefits at certain VA ratings?

Top 7 Ways to Increase VA Disability From 40 to 100

How to Increase VA Disability from 40 to 100
How to Increase VA Disability from 40 to 100

Looking for ways to increase your VA disability rating?

Veterans can use these Top 7 tips to potentially increase their VA rating in less time:

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About the Author

Brian Reese
Brian Reese

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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