Following several years of minimal or non-existent increases, the Veterans Disability Compensation Rates saw a cost of living increase in 2018 with a 2% bump. The 2017 increase was only 0.3% and there was no increase in 2016. The 2018 increase is the largest increase since 2012.
This cost of living increase for benefits was a positive for veterans who rely on the benefits to get along in their daily lives. The new rates were effective as of Dec. 1, 2017.
If you are still searching for veterans benefits, or have been denied, it’s important to get an attorney involved early. Tabak Law has been fighting for the rights of veterans for years, and has a very high success rate for veterans.
Anyone who was injured or became seriously ill while serving in a military capacity may be eligible for benefits, which may include VA disability compensation. The process of what constitutes a service-connected injury and subsequently figuring out the percentage of disability that exists is something that needs to be vetted out ahead of time. But those that do qualify could be in line for life-saving benefits.
2019 Veterans Disability Compensation Rates
The 2019 VA Disability rates will be 2.8% based on the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase that was announced by the Social Security Administration. To calculate the VA disability rate increase the average of the indices of July, August, and September 2018 was compared with the 2017 3rd quarter average. 2019 disability rates will be effective December 1, 2018.
Below is a chart that outlines the full 2018 Veterans Disability Compensation Rates. Use this as a guide, depending on your condition.
2018 Veterans Disability Compensation Rates
VA Disability Rating: 10% – 20% (No Dependents)
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VA Disability Rating: 30%-60% Without Children
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VA Disability Rating: 70%-100% Without Children
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VA Disability Rating: 30%-60% With Children
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VA Disability Rating: 70%-100% With Children
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If you need help with any of this information, or if you have already been denied benefits, don’t hesitate to call Tabak Law at 844-432-0114. We offer free advice, with no obligation for contacting us.