What is VA Disability Compensation?
Disability compensation is a tax-free benefit paid to a veteran for disabilities that are a result of or made worse by injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. Disability compensation is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care.
Who is Eligible?
You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
How Much Does VA Pay?
The amount of basic benefit paid ranges from $127 to $2,769 per month, depending on level of disability.
You may be paid additional amounts, in certain instances, if:
You have very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s)
You have a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parent(s)
You have a seriously disabled spouse
How Can You Apply?
You can apply at any Los Angeles County Veterans Service office or apply for disability benefits online. To locate an office near you please call 877-4- LA VETS (8387).
If you have any of the following materials, please attach them to your application:
Discharge or separation papers (DD214 or equivalent)
Dependency records (marriage & children’s birth certificates)
Medical evidence (doctor & hospital reports)