Compensation rate increase first since 2009.
The increase in disability compensation, dependency and indemnity 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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|Date:||Jan 1, 2012|
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