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Hypertension

Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure. To be eligible for monthly compensation, your blood pressure must have a diastolic measurement (the bottom number) of 100 or more, or a systolic measurement (the top number) of 160 or more. VA will assign a 10, 20, 40, or 60 percent rating for hypertension.

As of December 1st, 2020 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:

  • 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
  • 10 percent disability rating: $144.14 per month
  • 20 percent disability rating: $284.93 per month
  • 30 percent disability rating: $441.35 per month
  • 40 percent disability rating: $635.77 per month
  • 50 percent disability rating: $905.04 per month
  • 60 percent disability rating: $1,146.39 per month
  • 70 percent disability rating: $1,444.71 per month
  • 80 percent disability rating: $1,679.35 per month
  • 90 percent disability rating: $1,887.18 per month
  • 100 percent disability rating: $3,146.42 per month

The compensation schedule for disability ratings from 10 to 60 percent as follows: 10 percent disability rating: $142.29 per month,20 percent disability rating: $281.27 per month, and 60 percent disability rating: $1,131.68 per month.

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