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Monthly Benefit Amounts for 2023

Married Veteran & Spouse


Single Veteran

(never married, divorced or widowed)


Surviving Spouse


  • Award amount is paid monthly for life.

  • Increased cost of living adjustments.

  • Paid directly to veteran or surviving spouse.

  • 100% tax free; Does not affect social security or
    any current pension(s) received.


The initial award amount is retroactively paid, via lump sum, from the time the VA first receives your claim until the time your claim is approved. This means, once awarded, a potential cash benefit of thousands! 
Average processing time ranges from 4 to 6 months, but can be as long as 2 years.  Apply today - every month of delay is a month's benefit lost & it costs
nothing to start!

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