As of January 1, 2022, 100 disability from the VA translates to a monthly payment of $3,332.06 for Veterans who have no dependents. The amount paid can increase depending on whether the veteran has dependents.
90% – 100% with Individual Unemployability are paid the same as 100% VA disability.
Veterans who are deemed to have a 100% VA disability rating are paid at the highest compensation rate. However, it is not the only way to receive this amount. A veteran with a 90% VA disability rating can receive the same 100% amount through another program called Individual Unemployability (IU). This rate is based on an inability to work due to service-connected disabilities and nothing else. As long as you meet one or more of these conditions, you may be entitled to receive IU benefits:
- You are unable to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation because of your service-connected disabilities;
- Your service-connected disabilities cause such marginal employability that there would be no reasonable expectation that any employer would hire someone in your condition; or
- Your service-connected disabilities do not prevent you from engaging in limited employment, but they prevent you from sustaining a full-time job.
100 VA disability ratings are also eligible for housebound or aid and attendance.
If you’re eligible for a 100 VA disability rating, you could also qualify for an additional monthly payment from the VA, called housebound or aid and attendance.
Housebound and aid and attendance are two benefits available to veterans who meet specific eligibility requirements. You can receive both of these benefits at the same time.
To qualify for housebound benefits, you must have:
- A permanent disability that affects your ability to move around freely. This can include blindness in both eyes, the loss of both hands or feet, or the loss of one hand or foot, plus another disability that keeps you from moving around freely. If you use a wheelchair because of your service-connected disability(ies), you may also be able to get these benefits.
- Non-service connected disability(ies) that make it hard for you to move around outside your home, such as arthritis in multiple joints or needing help caring for yourself most days due to mental illness (band name?)
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If you or anyone you know served in the military, you may need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation—contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.
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