The amount of compensation is based on the disability rating percentage. Once the Department of Veterans Affairs makes the decision that your injury or illness is a service-connected disability, your disability will be assigned a disability rating between 0% and 100%.
The Department of Veterans Affairs begins paying compensation at the 10% rating level. In 2021, a 10% rating is equivalent to $144.14 per month while a 100% rating is equivalent to $3,146.42.*
*Ratings depicted reflect the amounts received by single, childless veterans. Additional compensation may be received for veterans who are married as well as veterans with children or dependent parents.