VA Disability Compensation

Program Description

Disability compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to Veterans who are at least 10% disabled because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active military service. A disability can apply to physical conditions, such as a chronic knee condition, as well as a mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


  • Compensation amounts depend on service-connected disability percentage, details of service-connected disability, and the number of dependents.
  • Veterans may be eligible to receive additional monetary amounts if they or their spouses are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person for daily living .
  • See the VA's Disability Compensation Summary.


  • Other than dishonorable discharge.
  • 10+% service-connected disability.
  • Learn more.

How To Apply

  • Apply online, by mail, in person at the Providence VA Regional Office, or with the help of an accredited service officer.
  • For compensation claims, the help of an accredited service officer is highly recommended.

About Providence VA Regional Office

The Providence VA Regional Office serves veterans in RI and southeastern Massachusetts. The Regional Office is responsible for the management of most non-medical benefits provided by the Veterans Benefits Administration, including compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation ... MORE

Visit VA Disability Compensation Website