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Compensation rate increase first since 2009.

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 compensation and pensions for 2012 matches the cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security benefits.

As in past years, the increase is rounded down to the next lower whole-dollar amount.

Those affected by the increase include veterans receiving compensation for disabilities incurred or made worse during their military service, as well as wartime veterans who are totally disabled from civilian-life causes and who receive a pension under an income-based program.

The increase also applies to survivors of veterans who died in service or from a service-connected condition and those who are served by an income-based program for survivors of wartime veterans.

Service-Connected Disability Basic Compensation Rates
Disability Monthly Rating

       2009   2012

10%    $123   $127
20%     243    251
30%     376    389
40%     541    560
50%     770    797
60%     974  1,009
70%   1,228  1,272
80%   1,427  1,478
90%   1,604  1,661
100%  2,673  2,769
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Publication:DAV Magazine
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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