HomeVeterans Guide to VA BenefitsAppendix III - VA Compensation Rate Tables2021 Special Benefit Allowances Rates

3. 2021 Special Benefit Allowances Rates

Special Benefit Allowances Rates: 2021 Rate Table

2021 VA special benefit allowances rates effective October/December 2020

Current special benefit allowances rates


Monthly payment
(in U.S. $)

Effective date

Automobile allowance

Money to help you buy a specially equipped vehicle if your service-connected disability prevents you from driving


(paid once)

October 1, 2020

Clothing allowance

Money to help you replace clothes damaged by a medicine or prosthetic or orthopedic device related to your service-connected disability


(paid once or once each year)

December 1, 2020

Medal of Honor pension

Added compensation if you’ve received the Medal of Honor


(paid once each month)

December 1, 2020

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