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The following tables show the 2012 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher.These amounts reflect a 3.6% increase over the 2009-2011rates.

Dependents Allowance:

In addition veterans entitled to compensation whose disability is rated as 30 percent or more, shall be entitled to additional compensation for dependents as follows (monthly amounts):

Without Children:

Disability Rating: 30% - 60%
Disability Rating: 70% - 100%

With Children:

Disability Rating: 30% - 60%
Disability Rating: 70% - 100%


10% - 20%
(With or Without Dependents)

Percentage Rate
10% $127
20% $251

30% - 60% Without Children

Dependent Status
30
40
50
60
Veteran Alone $389 $560 $797 $1009
Veteran with Spouse Only $435 $622 $874 $1102
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $472 $671 $936 $1176
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $509 $720 $998 $1250
Veteran with One Parent $426 $609 $859 $1083
Veteran with Two Parents $463 $658 $921 $1157
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $42 $56 $71 $84

70% - 100% Without Children

Dependent Status
70
80
90
100
Veteran Alone $1,272 $1,478 $1,661 $2,769
Veteran with Spouse Only $1,380 $1,602 $1,800 $2,924
Veteran with Spouse & One Parent $1,466 $1,701 $1,911 $3,048
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents $1,552 $1,800 $2,022 $3,172
Veteran with One Parent $1,358 $1,577 $1,772 $2,893
Veteran with Two Parents $1,444 $1,676 $1,883 $3,017
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $99 $112 $127 $141

30% - 60% With Children

Dependent Status 30% 40% 50% 60%
Veteran with Spouse & Child $469 $667 $931 $1169
Veteran with Child Only $420 $601 $849 $1071
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $506 $716 $993 $1243
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $543 $765 $1055 $1,317
Veteran with One Parent and Child $457 $650 $911 $1145
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $494 $699 $973 $1219
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $23 $30 $38 $46
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a) $74 $99 $124 $148
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $42 $56 $71 $84

70% - 100% With Children

Dependent Status 70% 80% 90% 100%
Veteran with Spouse & Child $1,459 $1,692 $1,902 $3,037
Veteran with Child Only $1,344 $1,561 $1,754 $2,873
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child $1,545 $1,791 $2,013 $3,161
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child $1,631 $1,890 $2,124 $3,285
Veteran with One Parent and Child $1,430 $1,660 $1,865 $2,997
Veteran with Two Parents and Child $1,516 $1,759 $1,976 $3,121
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18 $53 $61 $69 $77
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a) $173 $198 $223 $248
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b) $99 $112 $127 $141

FOOTNOTES:

  • A. Rates for each school child are shown separately. They are not included with any other compensation rates. All other entries on this chart reflecting a rate for children show the rate payable for children under 18 or helpless. To find the amount payable to a 70% disabled veteran with a spouse and four children, one of whom is over 18 and attending school, take the 70% rate for a veteran with a spouse and 3 children, $1,565, and add the rate for one school child, $173. The total amount payable is $1,738.
  • B. Where the veteran has a spouse who is determined to require Aid and Attendance (A/A), add the figure shown as "additional for A/A spouse" to the amount shown for the proper dependency code. For example, veteran has A/A spouse and 2 minor children and is 70% disabled. Add $99, additional for A/A spouse, to the rate for a 70% veteran with dependency code 12, $1,512. The total amount payable is $1,611.

These rates were provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The original copies can be found at: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm.