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VA Disability Ratings Primer

The intent of this page is to provide a basic overview of VA disability ratings. In no way, shape or form does the information on this page represent any official definitions/meanings for VA disability ratings. Always refer to VA.gov for official guidance.

Disability Compensation

As of June 2022, per the VA.gov site:

“VA disability compensation (pay) offers a monthly tax-free payment to Veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military and to Veterans whose service made an existing condition worse. You may qualify for VA disability benefits for physical conditions (like a chronic illness or injury) and mental health conditions (like PTSD) that developed before, during, or after service.”