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.
Okay, let’s jump right in and explore the 50% VA disability benefits in detail!
50 VA Disability Pay Rate in 2020
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 2020 50 VA disability pay chart is shown here for quick reference:
What are the 50 VA Disability Pay Rates in 2020?
|50 VA Disability Pay Rates 2020 (Without Children)|
|What is 50 VA disability pay for 2020?||50% VA Pay|
|Veteran with Spouse Only||$979.43|
|Veteran with Spouse and One Parent||$1,048.43|
|Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents||$1,117.43|
|Veteran with One Parent||$962.43|
|Veteran with Two Parents||$1,031.43|
|Additional for Aid and Attendance||$80.00|
|50 VA Disability Pay Rates 2020 (With Children)|
|What is 50 VA disability pay in 2020?||50% VA Pay|
|Veteran with Spouse and Child||$1,043.43|
|Veteran with Child Only||$950.43|
|Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child||$1,112.43|
|Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child||$1,181.43|
|Veteran with One Parent and Child||$1,019.43|
|Veteran with Two Parents and Child||$1,088.43|
|Add for Each Additional Child Under 18||$43.00|
|Each Additional Schoolchild Over 18||$138.00|
|Additional for Aid and Attendance||$80.00|
List of Top 20 VA Benefits for Veterans 50 Disabled
- #1: 50 VA Disability Compensation Pay
- #2: VA Special Monthly Compensation Benefits
- #3: Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP)
- #4: No cost health care and prescription medications
- #5: Travel allowance for scheduled appointments at a VA medical facility or VA authorized health care facility
- #6: Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemptions (state specific requirements apply)
- #7: Waiver of VA funding fee for home loan
- #8: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
- #9: Additional compensation for eligible dependents
- #10: Concurrent receipt of military retired pay
- #11: VA TDIU or “Total Disability Individual Unemployability” Benefits
- #12: Dependents Educational Assistance
- #13: Up to $5,000 Per Year Folds of Honor Educational Scholarships for Eligible Dependents of Disabled Veterans
- #14: Special restorative training
- #15: CHAMPVA Medical Insurance (if unemployable disability condition is permanent)
- #16: Dental care (if unemployable)
- #17: Burial and plot allowance
- #18: Use of commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) retail facilities
- #19: 10-point Veteran preference in federal hiring
- #20: Direct hire authority
2020 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 2020.
List of VA Disability Benefits for Veterans
- 50 VA Disability Benefits: >> 50 VA Disability Benefits Explained <<
- Click HERE to read about the Automatic 50 VA Disability Rating for PTSD
- 70 VA Disability Benefits: >> Top VA Benefits for Veterans with 70 VA Disability <<
- 80 VA Disability Benefits: >> Top 20 VA Benefits for Veterans with 80 VA Disability <<
- 90 VA Disability Benefits: >> 90 VA Disability Benefits Revealed and Explained <<
How to Increase My VA Disability Rating from 50 to 100
- Tip #1: Use MyHealtheVet to Get Your Current Disability Symptoms Documented in VA Medical Records
- Tip #2: Go for High-Value VA Disability Claims (e.g., Mental Health, Lifestyle Impact Claim, Migraines, Sleep Apnea)
- Tip #3: Have a Private Provider Complete DBQs for Conditions Already Service Connected
- Tip #4: File for Secondary Service Connection with Medical Nexus Letters
- Tip #5: Obtain at Least One Buddy Letter from a First-Hand Witness
- Tip #6: Prepare to Nail and Win Your Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exam
- Tip #7: Go for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) with 50 VA disability
About The Author – Brian Reese VA Insider
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Brian’s frustration with the 8-step VA disability claims 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 in less time.
He 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, and has served more than 5,000,000 military members and veterans since its founding in 2013.
Veterans can download one of his #1 most downloaded FREE eBooks: “The Secret Guide to 833 Ratable VA Disabilities” by clicking HERE now.
Brian 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 southern Afghanistan in 2011 in support of 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).