The VA Disability Rating System
If you’re wonder how to calculate VA disability rates, for every disability claim, the VA determines a severity rating ranging from 0-to 100%. This rating moves in increments of 10% and is based on service treatment records, VA medical records, and private medical records directly relating to the disability.
You may also receive additional benefits if:
- You have severe disabilities or loss of limb(s)
- You have a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parents
- You have a disabled spouse
How Does the VA Disability Rating System Work?
As a result of your review and approval process, the VA assigns you a “disability rating.” The evidence you provide that proves the severity of your condition helps the VA specify an accurate rating for your disabilities.
Not all disabilities are rated under the same criteria. The 100-percent rating is given for the combined effects of multiple disabilities or a condition the VA deems very limiting.
The ratings of each disability are determined based on rating criteria, so the credibility of the evidence you submit is crucial.
To be eligible for monthly benefits from the VA, veterans must receive a disability rating of 10-percent or higher A. However, at a 0-percent rating, you can still qualify for health care.
How To Calculate VA Disability Rates
The VA updates its VA Disability benefits every year.
Currently, the VA disability pay is as follows:
0 % disability rating: $0.00 per month
10 % disability rating: $152.64 per month
20 % disability rating: $301.74 per month
30 % disability rating: $467.39 per month
40 % disability rating: $673.28 per month
50 % disability rating: $958.44 per month
60 % disability rating: $1,214.03 per month
70 % disability rating: $1,529.95 per month
80 % disability rating: $1,778.43 per month
90 % disability rating: $1,998.52 per month
100 % disability rating: $3,332.06 per month
For more information, visit our 2022 VA Disability Pay Chart.
Increase Your VA Disability Rating
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.
Have a question? On the fence? Then contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.