A 100% disability rating means that a Veteran is unable to work because of their service-connected disability or disabilities and likely experiences some difficulty completing the tasks of everyday living. Veterans can receive a 100% rating by meeting the schedular criteria or by qualifying for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits.
For 2021, a Veteran who is considered 100% disabled is entitled to receive a minimum of $3,146.42 per month, with additional compensation if they have a dependent spouse and/or children. This amount is adjusted annually for inflation. Veterans who are 100% disabled through schedular criteria or TDIU benefits are also entitled to receive a wide range of additional VA benefits.
Priority Group 1 VA Healthcare
Veterans are placed into eight different VA groups for healthcare. Veterans with a 100% disability rating are balanced in Priority Group 1. They are not required to make a copay for inpatient care, outpatient care, outpatient medication, or extended care services.
Additional Potential Benefits
Under certain conditions, Veterans with a 100% disability rating can also receive:
- Home improvement and structural alteration grants through the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) program
- Automotive adaptive equipment
- Clothing allowance benefits
- Emergency care at a non-VA facility at the VA’s expense
- Foreign medical care for service-connected and secondary conditions
Expedited Processing for SSDI Benefits
Veterans with a 100% disability rating often qualify for Social Security disability benefits. If you have a VA compensation rating of 100% permanent and total (P&T), you can receive expedited processing of your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Benefits for Family Members
The additional benefits for a 100% disabled Veteran can also apply to certain family members. For example, the Civilian Health and Medical Programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) provides the spouses and children of Veterans with a 100% disability rating coverage for healthcare services such as ambulatory services, inpatient and outpatient treatments or hospitalizations, family planning, medical services, medical equipment costs, and hospice treatment.
Vocational and Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) benefits for Veterans’ dependents include career counseling, academic counseling, and guidance on how to access various VA benefits. Through the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program, dependents can access offers education and training opportunities including degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship programs, and on-the-job training.
Let Us Help You Get the Benefits You Deserve
If you believe you may qualify for a 100% disability rating through schedular criteria or TDIU, contact the office of Sean Kendall, Attorney-at-Law, today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your application. Our Veterans benefits attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of those who’ve bravely served our country.