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How Much Will VA Disability Rates Be in 2024?

VA Disability Payments 2024: What Veterans Must Understand

As we step into 2024, it’s important that veterans and their families stay informed about any changes and updates in VA disability payments. Navigating the VA system can be complex, but understanding these benefits is key to ensuring veterans receive the support they deserve. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of VA disability payments for 2024, discussing the factors that influence the rates, potential adjustments due to cost-of-living changes, and how these benefits can make a significant difference in the lives of disabled veterans.

Whether you are a veteran who’s newly applying for disability benefits or you’ve been part of the system for years, staying updated with the latest information is vital. Read on as we break down the essentials of VA disability payments in 2024, helping you to understand how much you can expect to receive and why.

Will VA Disability Rates Increase in 2024?

Do you rely on VA disability benefits as a part of your monthly income? Are you concerned about the impact of inflation and a rising cost of living? Are you worried about VA disability rates increasing in 2024?

Let’s take a look at what to expect.

Yes, VA Disability Benefit Rates will increase in 2024.

The rates will go up by 3.2% starting on December 1, 2023. This increase is based on the latest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) announced by the Social Security Administration.

This increase applies to disabled veterans with a 10% VA disability rating or higher.

As always, the rates vary based on the veteran’s disability rating and the number of dependents, including spouses, parents, and children.

For example, a veteran living alone with a 70% disability rating will receive $1,716.28, whereas the same veteran who has a spouse and one child will receive $1,968.28. Similarly, for a 100% disability rating, the amounts are $3,737.85 for a veteran alone and $4,098.87 for a veteran with a spouse and one child.

VA disability compensation is a monthly tax-free payment, and the amount you receive is determined by factors such as your disability rating, the severity of your disability, and the number of dependents you have.

2024 VA Disability Pay Chart

Disability Pay Chart

How To Calculate Your 2024 VA Disability Rate?

Do you fall into a different category of benefits that are not listed in the tables above? Do you have multiple dependents? Are you married with multiple children? We understand you are concerned about what your benefits will look like next year and you may want to plan your budget. We are here to help at Werner, Hoffman, Greig & Garcia – and all it takes is a little math.

  1. Take your current monthly disability payment
  2. Multiply that current monthly payment by 1.032 (to match the estimated 3.2% COLA increase)
  3. The result will be your monthly payment for 2024, assuming there are no other factors.

Questions on 2024 Disability Rates or Denied Claims? We Can Help

Schedule a consultation with WHG by calling 1-800-320-4357 and let us discuss with you your needs and how we can help. You can also schedule a consultation with Werner, Hoffman, Greig & Garcia using our online form.

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About the Author

Adam Werner is a partner and practicing attorney at WHG. He specializes in personal injury cases, workers’ compensation claims, and veteran disability benefits. He routinely writes about personal injury and workers comp topics for the Werner, Hoffman, Greig & Garcia blog

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