Disabled vets with a 100% rating get a wide range of benefits from The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help them adjust to a better life, such as monthly payments, health care benefits, property tax waivers, housing grants, free air travel, and more.
If you are completely disabled but have not received a 100% disability rating, it is vital to file for a decision review process. This step may help you receive rightful compensation from VA.
Adjusting to life with a disabling condition may seem impossible, especially if you cannot work. This issue may be even more challenging if you have dependents such as children, a spouse, or elderly parents. VA offers monthly compensation to 100% disabled vets to help them improve their quality of life.
If you have such a disability, you may receive monthly checks or direct deposits on the first day of each month. If the first falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment will likely arrive the previous business day.
The compensation you receive from VA varies depending on how many dependents you have.
How Much Compensation do 100% Disabled Vets Receive?
The current (2022) VA monthly compensation rates are as follows:
- Veteran with no dependents: $3,332.06
- Veteran with spouse: $3,517.84
- Veteran with a spouse and one dependent parent: $3,666.94
- Veteran with a spouse and two dependent parents: $3.816.04
- Veteran with one dependent parent: $3,481.16
- Veteran with two dependent parents: $3,630.26
- Veteran with one child: $3,456.30
- Vet with a spouse and one child: $3,653.89
- Veteran with a spouse, one child, and one dependent parent: $3,802.99
- Veteran with a spouse, one child, and two dependent parents: $3,952.09
- Veteran with one child and one dependent parent: $3,605.40
- Veteran with one child and two dependent parents: $3,754.50
VA provides more monthly benefits for veterans with a 100% disability. For instance, they offer an extra $92.31 per month for each additional child under 18 years old. You may also receive an extra $298.18 per child over 18 who is currently attending a qualifying school program.
Another additional amount VA may send is aid and attendance, with a current (2022) rate of $170.38 per month. You can only qualify for this category if the veteran’s spouse cannot perform basic daily tasks without assistance.
Health Care Benefits
Having a 100% disability means you have severe health issues. This implies you need constant healthcare services, which may differ depending on your condition. For example, if you have a mental health issue like depression, you may require counseling. On the other hand, you likely need rehabilitative care and pain medication for a missing limb.
Since medical costs associated with 100% disability can be high, VA places such veterans in Healthcare Priority Group 1. This category means that you can receive free treatment at no cost in all VA facilities. If you need emergency care, VA may also compensate the expenses if you let them know within the required time.
Specific Health Care Services You May Receive
The healthcare benefit for 100% disabled vets covers a wide range of services. For example, it may help you pay for primary care and consultation fees. It also covers preventative care and the cost of buying assistive devices.
More expenses the healthcare benefit can help you with are:
- Paying a licensed caregiver
- Living in a nursing home
- Geriatric care
- Home healthcare
- Transportation to medical appointments
Property Tax Waivers
Most states provide property tax waivers to disabled veterans. However, the exemption often differs from one region to another. It may also vary based on yearly rates, your property’s size, and net income.
Free Space- a Flights
If you have a 100% disability rating, you qualify for free space-A flights. These allow you to enjoy reliable transportation anywhere in the U.S. with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) network.
Specially Adapted Housing Grants
A 100% disability rating qualifies you for a specially adapted housing grant. These funds allow you to buy or build a home with features to accommodate your physical and/or mental impairments. You can also use the funding to remodel your home and make it more livable and accessible.
A Disability Advocate Can Help You Determine If Your VA Rating Can Be Increased
If you are wondering if you can increase your rating contact a veterans disability advocate. They have a good understanding of VA’s methods for determining eligibility for a 100% disability rating.
You also get guidance and assistance with procedures like the decision review process. Call today to receive a free consultation and learn more about how a disability advocate can help you.