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How to Read Benefits Rate Tables

In general, benefit rates are placed in tables. The top row displays one set of criteria and the left side column displays another set. (In this example, percentage of disability and dependency level.)

Picture of a table showing the intersection of row and column.

The reader chooses a row from the left side column and a column from the top row. Where those two choices intersect is the rate payable based on the conditions shown in the table. (In this example, $435.00 is the rate for a 30% disabled veteran who has a dependent spouse.)

Some tables have few conditions, some have more. Sometimes there are add-in rates, such as Aid & Attendance (A&A) allowances. Occasionally calculations must be made to determine the rate.

Footnotes can also appear in a table. When they do hyper links have been provided from the footnote to its location on the web site.

Hints on How to Use Specific Rate Tables
Compensation & SMC Rate Tables
DIC, Surviving Spouse & Children
Veteran's Death was On or After January 1, 1993
Veteran's Death was Before January 1, 1993
Parents' DIC
Parent(s) DIC Rate Tables