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Compensable Disabilities Definition

Compensable disabilities are those conditions that manifest to at least a certain degree of severity for which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will award monthly disability benefits if service connected.

VA’s Compensable Disabilities

VA maintains a list of compensable disabilities on its website. These conditions include:

To be eligible for service-connected compensation, you must have a current, diagnosed condition that is the result of an in-service event, injury, or illness. You must be able to establish a nexus between your condition and the event that occurred during service.

The Compensation You Receive Depends on Your Disability Rating

VA issues a disability rating based on the severity of your symptoms. Schedular ratings range between 0 and 100 percent.

As of December 1st, 2021 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:

  • 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
  • 10 percent disability rating: $152.64 per month
  • 20 percent disability rating: $301.74 per month
  • 30 percent disability rating: $467.39 per month
  • 40 percent disability rating: $673.28 per month
  • 50 percent disability rating: $958.44 per month
  • 60 percent disability rating: $1,214.03 per month
  • 70 percent disability rating: $1,529.95 per month
  • 80 percent disability rating: $1,778.43 per month
  • 90 percent disability rating: $1,998.52 per month
  • 100 percent disability rating: $3,332.06 per month

If you have a rating of 30 percent or higher, you may be able to receive additional monthly compensation for eligible dependents including: a spouse, minor children, children 18-23 years old and still in school, or dependent parents.

Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD for a Free Case Evaluation

The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you receive the VA disability compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.

Call today for a free case evaluation with a member of our team: 800-544-9144.