2024 Disability Pay Chart: How to Look Up Your Compensation Rate

2024 Disability Pay Chart: How to Look Up Your Compensation Rate

Effective December 1, 2023, veterans with service-connected disabilities received a 3.2% increase in their monthly compensation rates. This guide provides an overview of the updated 2024 VA disability pay chart and explains how to determine your specific monthly compensation based on your individual circumstances. A Step-by-Step Guide to Looking Up Your 2024 VA Disability Compensation […]

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What Is the VA Disability Pay Chart?

Having an application for service connection is only the first step in receiving compensation for a disability. After the claims process, the VA must determine how much you receive in monthly compensation. VA Disability Pay Chart Overview The modern VA disability pay chart enables the agency to determine the amount of monthly benefits based on […]

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The Five and Five of VA Disability PTSD

The Five and Five of VA Disability PTSD Despite the research being done to understand post-traumatic stress disorder better, many people may still be surprised to learn that PTSD is a physical brain injury in addition to a psychological disorder. Compensation and pension examiners may not be specialists or well-versed in new PTSD research. That’s […]

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VA Disability Benefits for Arthritis in the Hands

Obtaining VA Disability Benefits for Arthritis in the Hands According to the VA and CDC, arthritis affects one in five Americans and is the nation’s leading cause of disability. Over 100 conditions fall under the umbrella of arthritis, including arthritis in the hands, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint diseases. The percentage of Americans with arthritis is […]

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PACT Act Claims

Officials Say They are Ready for PACT Act Claims A large veterans advocacy organization says the VA will be ready to process PACT Act claims beginning in 2023, and the organization will be ready to help. “In my mind, there’s no more important way to do that than to compensate them, compensate veterans for whatever […]

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Lawsuit Alleges Systemic Discrimination at VA

Lawsuit Alleges Systemic Discrimination at VA A lawsuit filed in November 2022 alleges systemic discrimination at VA. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Conley Monk, Jr., a 74-year-old former Marine. Monk Jr. claims the Veterans Administration systematically discriminated against Black veterans in disability compensation claims. The suit is based partly on a statistical analysis […]

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What Disabilities Qualify for VA Benefits

What Disabilities Qualify for VA Benefits? Learning about disabilities and what disabilities qualify for VA benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 25% of Americans are at least partially disabled under specific criteria. A significant number of these disabilities apply to veterans and are related to their time in service. If that is […]

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