VA Birth Defect Compensation
  1. Select a corresponding checkbox for a birth defect to display qualifying info.
  2. Follow the instructions that display (if any).

Click the “Print” button and follow through to receive a printout of results.

NOTE: When you leave this page or click refresh, all the values you entered will be cleared.

Select the appropriate Birth Defect Compensation

Your child may be able to get disability benefits if the below descriptions are true.

The child's biological mother or father served in:
Check all that apply: (Note: One of these must be true.)

Note: Your character of discharge and length of service don't affect your child’s eligibility for disability benefits relating to spina bifida.


The child was:
Check all that apply: (Note: Both of these must be true.)

Your child may qualify to get:

Disability LevelMonthly Payment
Level I (least disabling)$394
Level II$1,339
Level III (most disabling)$2,279

Date Rate Changed: 12-01-22

BIRTH DEFECTS COVERED BY THE VA

Covered birth defects include, but are not limited to, the following conditions:

  • Achondroplasia
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot)
  • Esophageal and intestinal atresia
  • Hallerman-Streiff syndrome
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hirschprung's disease (congenital megacolon)
  • Hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Imperforate anus
  • Neural tube defects
  • Poland syndrome
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Syndactyly (fused digits)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Undescended testicle
  • Williams syndrome

NOTE: Conditions due to family disorders, birth-related injuries, or fetal or neonatal infirmities with well-established causes are not covered. If any of the birth defects listed above are determined to be a family disorder in a particular family, they are not covered birth defects.


Your child may be able to get disability benefits if they have a covered birth defect that caused a permanent physical or mental disability (a disability that doesn't go away) and both of the below descriptions are true.

Check all that apply: (Note: Both of these must be true.)

Your child may qualify to get:

Disability LevelMonthly Payment
Level I (least disabling)$184
Level II$394
Level III$1,339
Level IV (most disabling)$2,279

Date Rate Changed: 12-01-22

Rates effective: 12/1/2021
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