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What You Need to Know About 2023 Veteran Compensation

The year 2022 has seen a significant rise in inflation that has dramatically increased everybody’s cost of living. In response to the substantial change in inflation, the Veterans Disability Compensation and the Social Security Cost affected disabled veterans have been adjusted for 2023. Review and familiarize yourself with how the adjustments for the upcoming year could affect your compensation rates.

The 2023 Veterans Disability Compensation Rates

The Veterans disability compensation rates are calculated based on your disability rating and the number and types of dependent family members. The rates below reflect the cost-of-living adjustments made for 2023 due to the surging inflation.
 

Veterans with a 10-20% Disability Rate

Veterans with a 10% disability rate can expect a monthly payment of $165.92. In comparison, veterans with a 20% disability rate are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $327.99.
 
Veterans with a 10-20% disability rate cannot move to a higher rate even if they have dependents.
 

Veterans with a 30-100% Disability Rate

Calculating the expected veteran’s disability compensation for those classified between 30-100% is tied to the number and type of dependents.

Veterans that fall within the 30-60% disability rating can expect the following basic monthly payments:

 
 

Dependent 

30%
Disability Rating

40%
Disability Rating

50%
Disability Rating

60%
Disability Rating

1
Child only

$548.05

$785.86

$1,108.82

$1,400.65

1
Child + Spouse only

$612.05

$870.86

$1,215,82

$1,528.65

1
Child + Spouse + 1 Parent only

$660.05

$934.86

$1,296.82

$1,625.65

1
Child + Spouse + 2 Parents

$708.05

$998.86

$1,377.82

$1,722.65

1
Child + 1 Parents only

$596.05

$849.86

$1,189.82

$1,497.65

1
Child + 2 Parents only

$644.05

$913.86

$1,270.82

$1,594.65

 

In addition, veterans with a 30-60% disability rating are eligible to receive the following added amounts if their dependent falls into one or more status:

Dependent

30% Disability Rating

40% Disability Rating

50% Disability Rating

60% Disability Rating

Every
additional minor child  

$30.00

$40.00

$50.00

$60.00

Every
additional child over the age of 18 and in a qualifying school program

$97.00

$129.00

$162.00

$194.00

Spouse
receiving Aid and Attendance

$56.00

$74.00

$93.00

$111.000


Veterans that fall within the 70-100% disability rating can expect the following basic monthly payments:

Dependent 

30%
Disability Rating

40%
Disability Rating

50%
Disability Rating

60%
Disability Rating

1
Child only

$1,757.06

$2,041.15

$2,293.39

$3,757.00

1
Child + Spouse only

$1,907.06

$2,212.15

$2,486.39

$3,971.78

1
Child + Spouse + 1 Parent only

$2,020.06

$2,341.15

$2,631.39

$4,133.85

1
Child + Spouse + 2 Parents

$2,133.06

$2,470.15

$2,776.39

$4,295.92

1
Child + 1 Parents only

$1,870.06

$2,170.15

$2,438.39

$3,919.07

1
Child + 2 Parents only

$1,983.06

$2,299.15

$2,583.39

$4,081.14

 

In addition, veterans with a 70-100% disability rating are eligible to receive the following added amounts if their dependents fall into one or more statuses:

Dependent

70% Disability Rating

80% Disability Rating

90% Disability Rating

100% Disability Rating

Every
additional minor child  

$70.00

$80.00

$90.00

$100.34

Every
additional child over the age of 18 and in a qualifying school program

$226.00

$259.00

$291.00

$324.12

Spouse
receiving Aid and Attendance

$130.00

$148.00

$167.00

$185.21


Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2023

The Social Security Administration has announced an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment will be applied for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

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