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March 4, 2020

50 VA Disability Benefits Explained – The Experts Guide

Last updated on August 2, 2023

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In this post, we will reveal and explain the Top 20 Benefits for Veterans with a 50 VA Disability Rating.

We’ve also compiled a complete list of VA benefits available for disabled veterans with a 50 percent VA rating.

In our experience at VA Claims Insider, many disabled veterans with 50 VA disability are stuck, frustrated, and underrated, meaning you do NOT currently have the VA disability compensation benefits you deserve by law.

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

The good news is you can potentially increase your VA rating from 50% to 90% or 50% to 100% in less time with the VA Claims Insider Elite premier education-based membership program.

Okay, let’s jump right in and explore the 50% VA disability benefits in detail!

50 VA Disability Pay Rate in 2021

50 VA Disability Pay

In 2020, a 50 percent VA disability rating is worth a minimum of $893.43 per month and is tax free at both the state and federal levels.

Many veterans with an 50% VA rating are looking for ways to increase their VA rating because of the additional benefits available at the 100% VA rating.

The 50 VA disability rating is also a tipping point for retired military members because it’s the minimum VA rating required to receive concurrent military retired pay and VA disability pay.

According to VBA data reported to congress, 6.3% of disabled veterans or 297,779 out of 4,743,108 currently have a 50 percent VA disability rating.

A 2021 50 VA disability pay chart is shown here for quick reference:

What were the 50 VA Disability Pay Rates in 2021?

Here are 2022 compensation rates for VA disability for comparison.

50 VA Disability Pay Rates 2021 (Without Children)
What is 50 VA disability pay for 2021? 50% VA Pay
Veteran Alone $903.26
Veteran with Spouse Only $990.57
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent $1,060.42
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $1,130.27
Veteran with One Parent $973.11
Veteran with Two Parents $1,042.96
Additional for Aid and Attendance $80.12
50 VA Disability Pay Rates 2021 (With Children)
What is 50 VA disability pay in 2021? 50% VA Pay
Veteran with Spouse and Child $1,054.25
Veteran with Child Only $1,055.25
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $1,124.10
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $1,193.95
Veteran with One Parent and Child $1,030.62
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $1,100.47
Add for Each Additional Child Under 18 $43.14
Each Additional Schoolchild Over 18 $139.70
Additional for Aid and Attendance $80.12

List of Top 20 VA Benefits for Veterans 50 Disabled

List of Benefits for Veterans 50 Disabled

2022 VA Disability Rates for Conditions – 50 VA disability Pay

We have also built a VA disability rates for conditions expert-level guide that will assist veterans who currently have a 50 VA disability rating.

This guide will also help you at both lower and higher VA ratings, and explains VA disability rates for conditions in 2022.

List of VA Disability Benefits for Veterans

How to Increase My VA Disability Rating from 50 to 100

How to Increase VA Disability from 50 to 100

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).

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