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June 12, 2019

VA Disability Pay Dates 2020 – The Experts Guide

Last updated on December 23, 2022

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Hi Veterans, Brian Reese here from VA Claims Insider and in this post, I’m explaining the VA Disability Pay Dates 2020 in detail.

One of the questions I get asked all the time is this:

“Brian, I got my new VA disability rating thanks to you and VA Claims Insider Elite, but I want to know the actual VA pay dates for 2020. Do you know when I will start getting paid?”

Awe yes, a very good question, and an important one for disabled veterans and their families.

So let’s dive right into the VA payment schedule for 2020.

VA Disability Payment Schedule Explained

For all VA disability compensation benefits, the actual benefit for a month is paid the first business day of the following month.

However, when the first business day of the month falls on a non-business day or a holiday, VA compensation benefits will be paid on the last business day prior to the first of the month.

For example, the January 2020 VA disability compensation payment will be paid on January 31, 2020, which is the last business day prior to the first of the next month (February).

So if you’re a disabled veteran or a family member, I built this 2020 VA pay dates tracker to help you know “when” your monthly tax-free VA compensation will be direct deposited into your checking or savings account.

If you’d like to know the day of the week that you’ll get your VA disability pay 2020, this is for you veterans.

Please note that you may get your direct deposit payment sooner depending upon your bank.

USAA pay dates and Navy Federal pay dates for 2020 VA disability compensation rates will arrive 1-2 days prior if you’re doing direct deposit from the VA.

For example, I use direct deposit for my VA compensation payment, which goes directly to my Navy Federal checking account each month.

My October 2019 VA payment should have been paid on November 1, 2019, but it arrived in my account one day early, on October 31, 2019.

Navy Federal VA Compensation Payment Date Example 1

Okay, let’s examine November 2019 since it had Thanksgiving.

The November 2019 VA payment should have been paid on November 29, 2019, but yet, it arrived in my Navy Federal Checking Account two days early, on November 27, 2019.

Navy Federal Checking VA payment dates example

The 2020 COLA jump was 1.6%, which means disabled veterans rated at 10% or higher by the VA will receive a 1.6% increase in their 2020 VA pay rates.

Click HERE to view the full 2020 VA disability pay chart.

Looking for the complete list of VA disability rates for 2020? Click HERE now.

VA Disability Pay Dates 2020 – VA Pay Schedule

MonthPayment DateDay of Week
January 2020January 31Friday
February 2020 February 28Friday
March 2020 April 1Wednesday
April 2020May 1Friday
May 2020June 1Monday
June 2020July 1Wednesday
July 2020July 31Friday
August 2020September 1Tuesday
September 2020October 1Thursday
October 2020October 30Friday
November 2020December 1Tuesday
December 2020December 30Wednesday

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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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