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VA Disability Payment Schedule for 2024

Robert Chisholm

October 12, 2023

Updated: December 4, 2023

2024 VA Disability Payment Schedule

VA’s 2024 disability payment schedule determines when veterans will receive their monthly VA disability compensation payments.  These monthly payments are important for veterans and their families, so understanding when they will receive them is crucial.  To learn more about when you can expect to receive your VA disability monthly compensation in 2024, continue reading.

Using VA Math to Determine Your Compensation Rate

Typically, veterans’ disability ratings determine their VA compensation rate.  If a veteran has multiple service-connected conditions, their combined disability rating determines their monthly compensation rate.

Combined disability ratings are calculated by adding together the disability ratings of each individual service-connected condition using VA math.  Since VA math can be confusing and challenging, CCK developed a VA disability calculator to help veterans more easily calculate their combined ratings.

Additional Compensation Benefits for Service-Connected Veterans

Veterans with a combined rating of 30 percent or higher and qualifying dependents may also be eligible for additional compensation.  Qualifying dependents include:

  • A spouse
  • Dependent parents
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Children between the age of 18 and 23 who are in school

Monthly compensation amounts based on dependent status can be found using our 2024 VA Disability Pay Chart.

VA Disability Compensation Rates for 2024

Each fiscal year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) sets a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) which VA then uses to adjust VA disability compensation rates.  The 2024 cost-of-living adjustment is 3.2 percent.

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VA Disability Payment Schedule for 2024

Disability benefits for a certain month are usually paid on the first business day of the following month.  If the first business day of the month falls on a holiday or weekend, benefits will be paid on the last business day of the preceding month.

Below are the expected 2024 pay dates:

Month of Payment (2024)Day of the WeekPayment Date
JanuaryThursdayFebruary 1st
FebruaryFridayMarch 1st
MarchMondayApril 1st
AprilWednesdayMay 1st
MayFridayMay 31st
JuneMondayJuly 1st
JulyThursdayAugust 1st
AugustFridayAugust 30th
SeptemberTuesdayOctober 1st
OctoberFridayNovember 1st
NovemberFridayNovember 29th
DecemberTuesdayDecember 31st

Do You Need Help Appealing Your VA Decision?

If you received an unfavorable decision from VA, our team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick may be able to help you.  Our team has decades of demonstrated success helping veterans build their appeals for increased ratings, earlier effective dates, and more.  For a complimentary consultation, call our office today.

About the Author

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Robert is a Founding Partner of CCK Law. His law practice focuses on representing disabled veterans in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and before the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a veterans lawyer Robert has been representing disabled veterans since 1990. During his extensive career, Robert has successfully represented veterans before the Board of Veterans Appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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