The VA has created Compensation Benefit Rate Tables that can be accessed online for a disabled Veteran to determine the benefit amount they can expect to receive. The VA disability benefit amount that a Veteran will receive is determined by many different factors. The first factor involved is the disability rating that is given to the Veteran by the VA (the percentage that the Veteran is disabled). Other factors involved in determining the benefit amount are the Veteran’s dependents (children under the age of 18 living with the Veteran, children over the age of 18 who are currently enrolled in school and dependent on the income of the Veteran, parents being taken care of by the Veteran, and the Veterans Spouse).
All current VA disability benefit rates are placed in tables. The top row of these tables displays disability rating percentages, and the left side column displays dependent status. When trying to determine a benefit amount the disabled Veteran will address whatever rate table carries his/her Disability Rating located on the top row of the rate table. If the disabled Veteran lives alone with no dependents then the amount shown under their disability rating is the benefit amount that they can expect to receive. If dependents are involved, the specific percentage rating is located and then the disabled Veteran will look to the left side column of the rate table in order to determine what dependent status category they fall under. For example: if a disabled Veteran has a disability rating of 40 percent and lives with a spouse and child, they would need to find the benefit rate table that has the 40 percent disability rating, then look to the left side column to find the section that applies to their dependent status, in this case “Veteran with spouse and child.” Where the 40 percent disability rating column and the Veteran with spouse and child column intersect is where the benefit amount to be received is stated. In this example the disability benefit amount for a Veteran with spouse and child would pay approximately $644.00. Additions will be made to this amount for any additional dependents the Veteran may have. You can view all VA Benefit Rate Tables by visiting this web address: https://benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/resources_comp01.asp. We have an Android application to help you with this link here. We also have a questionnaire that will to help calculate your estimated compensation (estimated monthly disability payment).