Disability Compensation Benefits

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  Department of Veterans Affairs

      Disability Compensation Benefits



What is VA Disability Compensation ?

Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service.  It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care.  The benefits are tax-free.


Who Is Eligible ?

You may be eligible for Disability Compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.


How Much Does VA Pay ?

The amount of basic benefit paid ranges from $101 to $2,107 per month, depending on how disabled you are.


NOTE:  You may be paid additional amounts, in certain instances, if:

   you have very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s)

   you have a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parent(s)

   you have a seriously disabled spouse


How Can I Apply ?

You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation Or Pension.  If you have any of the following material, attach it to your application:

   Dependency records (marriage & children's birth certificates)

   Medical evidence (doctor & hospital reports)


Related Benefits

Priority Medical Care                                                Vocational Rehabilitation

Clothing Allowance                                                  Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance

Grants for Specially Adapted Housing                     Automobile Grant & Adaptive Equipment

Federal Employment Preference                            State/Local Veterans Benefits

Military Exchange & Commissary Privileges



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