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2023 VA Pay Increase Is Biggest in 30 Years

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Veterans receiving VA disability compensation are set to see their monthly VA pay increase by 8.7% in 2023. To put that in dollars, for every $1,000 a veteran currently receives in benefits payments, they will see an additional $87 in 2023. The average veteran receiving disability compensation from the VA would see their monthly disability payments increase by around $136. Spouses and family members receiving survivor benefits will see the same increase in their monthly payments. Here at the Rep for Vets, we have long felt that VA payments are not keeping up with the increasing cost of living. Before 2022,...

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2022 VA Pay Increase Is Biggest in Over a Decade

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Update: 2023 VA Pay Increase Biggest in 30 Years Veterans receiving VA disability compensation are set to see their monthly VA pay increase by 5.9% in 2022. To put that in dollars, for every $1,000 a veteran currently receives in benefits payments, they will see an additional $59 in 2022. Spouses and family members receiving survivor benefits will see the same increase in their monthly payments. Here at the Rep for Vets, we have long felt that VA payments are not keeping up with the increasing cost of living. The annual cost of living adjustment has averaged around 1.5% for the last...

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How to Calculate Your VA Disability Rating

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Here at the Rep for Vets, we have veterans ask us all the time: How does the VA calculate my disability rating? You may have heard the term "VA math" before. The person using the term is usually expressing confusion or frustration with the weird way the VA rates disability. Here's an example. John, who saw combat in the first Gulf War, has a 60% rating for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a 30% rating for a back injury, a 10% rating for the left knee disability, and another 10% rating for hearing loss. If you add up all these ratings you...

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