How much of a benefit does the VA pay?

The answer is somewhat complicated. It depends on two things: whether or not you’re receiving non-service connected pension or service-connected compensation.

If you’re receiving service-connected compensation, it depends on the percentage rating of disability you have been assigned by the VA. If you have a rating of 10%, you can receive up to $123 per month or up to $2,673 a month if your rating is 100 percent. It varies depending on your rating from the VA.

If you’re receiving a pension, the maximum amount you can receive per year is up to $11,830 per year, or with a spouse, up to $15,493 per year.

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Broome County Bar Association