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Veteran Benefits

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Did you know that many of your VA benefits have an expiration date? If not, you are not alone. Most veterans are unaware of all their benefits, let alone that many of them can expire. Here are some quick examples of common VA benefits that have critical time limits.

VA BenefitTime Limit
Post-9/11 GI Bill: The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education and training, benefits to eligible veterans and their dependents Click here to learn more...15 years from date of last discharge or release from active duty.
SGLI to VGLI: Servicemember's Group Life Insurance may be converted to Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI), a 5-year term policy, renewable for life. Click here to learn more...Within 120 days of separation.
Dental Treatment: Veterans may receive one-time dental treatment who were not provided dental examination or treatment within 90 days of discharge or separation from service. Click here to learn more...Within 180 days of separation.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: This is an employment oriented program for veterans with service-connected disabilities that offers services and assistance to help prepare for, find and keep suitable employment.Click here to learn more...Generally, 12 years of separation from service or within 12 years of compensable service-connected VA disability award.
VA Home Loan: The VA Home Loan Guarantee Program offers Veterans the chance to purchase a home at a low interest rate without the need of a down payment. Click here to learn more...No Time Limit

Although these deadlines are generally set in stone, the VA has provisions to waive them if you have a legitmate reason for not applying before the given deadlines. These may include health and disability issues. However the VA will not waive a time limit for not knowing the deadline for your benefits.

Veteran Benefits

Benefits for Retirees

The following tables show the 2019 VA disability rates for veterans with a rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective Dec. 1, 2018)

Dependents Allowance:

In addition veterans entitled to compensation whose disability is rated as 30 percent or more, are entitled to additional compensation for dependents as follows (monthly amounts):

Without Children:

Disability Rating: 30% - 60% Disability Rating: 70% - 100%

With Children:

Disability Rating: 30% - 60% Disability Rating: 70% - 100%

You may also be interested in: Dependency & Indemnity Compensation a VA benefit for survivors of disabled veterans.

VA Disability Rates

10% - 20% (With or Without Dependents)

PercentageRate
10%$140.05
20%$276.84

30% - 60% Without Children

Dependent Status

30%

40%

50%

60%

Veteran Alone$428.83$617.73$879.36$1,113.86
Veteran with Spouse Only$479.83$685.73$964.36$1,215.86
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent$520.83$739.73$1,032.36$1,297.86
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents$561.83$793.73$1,100.36$1,379.86
Veteran with One Parent$469.83$671.73$947.36$1,195.86
Veteran with Two Parents$510.83$725.73$1,015.36$1,277.86
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)$47.00$62.00$78.00$94.00

70% - 100% Without Children

Dependent Status

70%

80%

90%

100%

Veteran Alone$1,403.71$1,631.69$1,833.62$3,057.13
Veteran with Spouse Only$1,522.71$1,767.69$1,986.62$3,227.58
Veteran with Spouse and One Parent$1,617.71$1,876.69$2,109.62$3,364.37
Veteran with Spouse and Two Parents$1,712.71$1,985.69$2,232.62$3,501.16
Veteran with One Parent$1,498.71$1,740.69$1,956.62$3,193.92
Veteran with Two Parents$1,593.71$1,849.69$2,079.62$3,330.71
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)$109.00$125.00$141.00$156.32

30% - 60% With Children

Dependent Status30%40%50%60%
Veteran with Spouse and Child$516.83$735.73$1,026.36$1,290.86
Veteran with Child Only$462.83$662.73$935.36$1,181.86
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child$557.83$789.73$1,094.36$1,372.86
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child$598.83$843.73$1,162.36$1,454.86
Veteran with One Parent and Child$503.83$716.73$1,003.36$1,263.86
Veteran with Two Parents and Child$544.83$770.73$1,071.36$1,345.86
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18$25.00$33.00$42.00$50.00
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a)$82.00$109.00$136.00$164.00
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)$47.00$62.00$78.00$94.00

70% - 100% With Children

Dependent Status70%80%90%100%
Veteran with Spouse and Child$1,609.71$1,867.69$2,098.62$3,352.41
Veteran with Child Only$1,482.71$1,722.69$1,935.62$3,171.12
Veteran with Spouse, One Parent and Child$1,704.71$1,976.69$2,221.62$3,489.20
Veteran with Spouse, Two Parents and Child$1,799.71$2,085.69$2,344.62$3,625.99
Veteran with One Parent and Child$1,577.71$1,831.69$2,058.62$3,307.91
Veteran with Two Parents and Child$1,672.71$1,940.69$2,181.62$3,444.70
Add for Each Additional Child Under Age 18$59.00$67.00$76.00$84.69
Each Additional Schoolchild Over Age 18 (see footnote a)$191.00$218.00$246.00$273.58
Additional for A/A spouse (see footnote b)$109.00$125.00$141.00$156.32

FOOTNOTES:

  • A. Rates for each school child are shown separately and not included with compensation rates. All other entries on this chart reflecting a rate for children show the rate payable for children under 18 or helpless. To find the amount payable to a 70% disabled veteran with a spouse and four children, one of whom is over 18 and attending school, add the 70% rate for a veteran with a spouse and 3 children, $1,786.71, and the rate for one school child, $191.00. The total VA disability rate amount payable is $1,977.91.
  • B. Where the veteran has a spouse who is determined to require A/A, add the figure shown as "additional for A/A spouse" to the amount shown. For example, veteran has A/A spouse and 2 minor children and is 70% disabled. Add $109.00, additional for A/A spouse, to the rate for a 70% veteran, $1,668.71 The total amount payable is $1,777.71.

These VA disability rates were provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The original copies can be found on the VA website.

VA Travel Reimbursement

Reimbursement for mileage or public transportation may be paid to the following:

  1. Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated at 30% or more;
  2. Veterans traveling for treatment of a service-connected condition;
  3. Veterans receiving a VA pension;
  4. Veterans traveling for scheduled compensation or pension examinations;
  5. Veterans whose income does not exceed the maximum VA pension rate;

Mileage Reimbursement is at the rate of 41.5 cents per mile. These mileage subject to a deductible of $3 for a one way trip, $6 for a round trip, with a maximum of $18 per or the amount after six one-way trips (whichever occurs first) per calendar month. However, these deductibles can be waived if they cause a financial hardship to the veteran.

The deductible is also waived for veterans traveling for scheduled compensation or pension examinations.

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