After fighting for years to get a well-deserved 100 percent VA rating, veterans may be curious to know what they receive.
Monthly Compensation for 100% Disabled Veteran Benefits
It may be a good idea to start with monetary compensation. A single veteran with no dependents who has a 100 percent VA disability rating receives $2,973.86 per month in 2017. The difference between 100 percent and 90 percent is substantial. The same person with a 90 percent rating will receive $1,783.68 (roughly $1,200 less per month).
100% Disabled Veteran Benefits & Healthcare Benefits
Veterans with a 100 percent VA rating meet the eligibility requirements for Health Care Priority Group 1. This group includes the following benefits:
- Preventive care
- Hospital (inpatient) services
- Ancillary services
- Mental health
- Home health care
- Geriatrics and extended care
- Medical equipment/prosthetic items and aids
- Nursing home placement
- Medically related travel benefits
- Hearing aids
- Automotive adaptive equipment (under certain conditions)
- Home improvement and structural alteration grants (under certain conditions)
- Clothing allowance benefits (under certain conditions)
- Dependents’ health care (if not eligible under TRICARE)
- Emergency care at a non-VA facility (under certain conditions)
- Foreign medical care (for service-connected and secondary conditions)
100% Disabled Veterans’ Benefits & Property Taxes and Vehicle Registration
Veterans with a total disability rating may request a property tax waiver. Each state may have different qualification requirements, so you should check the laws in yours.
Veterans may also qualify for free vehicle registration depending on where they live.
Special Monthly Compensation for 100% Disabled Veteran Benefits
There are numerous conditions that fall into the category of special monthly compensation such as loss of or loss of use of specific organs and/or extremities.
If a veteran has a 100 percent rating and is housebound or in need of aid and attendance, he may qualify for additional compensation above and beyond the 100 percent rate.
Special Monthly Compensation can also be granted for those with housebound status. If you are unable to leave your home because of service-connected disabilities, you may be entitled to this benefit. You’ll need a letter from your doctor or from family members attesting that you are indeed housebound.
To qualify for housebound SMC benefits, you must have at least one disability rated at 100 percent, either schedular or with individual unemployability, with at least one additional, unrelated disability rated at 60 percent or more.
100 Percent VA Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Veterans with a total disability rating may apply for a waiver of premiums and supplemental insurance coverage of up to $30,000.
Veterans Serving Veterans To Get 100 % Disabled Veteran Benefits
Berry Law Firm was founded in 1965 by John Stevens Berry Sr., Vietnam War veteran and trial attorney. We are proud to have many military veterans among our attorneys and staff who understand what it means to serve and know firsthand the struggles many of our clients face every day.
If you believe you qualify for a 100 percent rating, please contact Berry Law Firm today. We may be able to assist you.