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Veterans who are injured or disabled in the course of active duty for their country are entitled to disability benefits. This can include financial support and other benefits like healthcare.
When you apply for disability benefits, the Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) will rate your disability. This disability rating will determine how much and what type of retirement benefits you'll receive. Your disability rates must at least be 10% to qualify for disability benefits.
Upon approval of your disability claim, the VA office will send you a notification stating such. You can then expect to receive your first VA disability check within 15 days. You can refer to the payment schedule below to know when your first check will most likely arrive.
If your monthly payments don't arrive after that period, you can contact the VA helpline at 800-827-1000.
VA Disability Payment Schedule
VA disability payments are released every first business day after the month it covers. For example, retirement benefits for January will be paid on the first business day of February. If the first business day falls on a weekend or holiday, it will be released on the last working day immediately preceding.
Below is the disability payment schedule for 2022:
|Month||Payment Date||Day of Week|
|January 2022||February 1st||Tuesday|
|February 2022||March 1st||Tuesday|
|March 2022||April 1st||Friday|
|April 2022||April 29th||Friday|
|May 2022||June 1st||Wednesday|
|June 2022||July 1st||Friday|
|July 2022||August 1st||Monday|
|August 2022||September 1st||Thursday|
|September 2022||September 30th||Friday|
|October 2022||November 1st||Tuesday|
|November 2022||December 1st||Thursday|
How Much You Can Get
Your disability compensation amount will depend on:
- your disability rating
- dependent status
- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for that year
Some beneficiaries also receive their backpay against military service together with their first disability payment. But it's common for the VA to take months before releasing your backpay and other retroactive benefits.
If your backpay is taking longer than usual, it's best to ask for help from an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. He can help get your disability application approved and your retroactive benefits released as early as possible.
A VA beneficiary with no dependents and a disability rating of 10% can receive $142.29 a month. That's the minimum amount you can get. If your rating is 100% and you are married with a dependent child, you can receive up to $3,406.04 per month. You can also receive $277.96 for every additional schoolchild over age 18. Please refer to the VA website for more detailed compensation rates.
Depending on your rating, you can also avail of other VA benefits such as:
You can always visit your local Veterans Affairs office if you have more questions about your VA disability benefit. For help with your disability application, you can also contact an expert disability attorney for a free consultation.
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