VA payment information

What VA payment information can I view when I sign in?

If you’re a Veteran, you’ll see a history of your past VA payments for:

Disability compensation Pension benefits Education benefits

If you’re the survivor of a Veteran or service member, you’ll see a history of your past VA payments for:

Survivors pension benefits Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35 benefits)Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

When can I expect my first disability compensation payment?

If your decision notice shows at least a 10% disability rating, you’ll get your first payment within 15 days.

If you don’t get a payment within 15 days, please call the Veterans Help Line at 800-827-1000 (TTY: 800-829-4833). We’re here Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

What should I do if I need to change my direct deposit or contact information?

Change your information in either of these ways

Change your information online, or  Contact your nearest VA regional benefit office or eligibility office

Change your address through your profile

You can sign in to and change your address and other contact information in your profile. This will update your information across disability compensation, pension benefits, claims and appeals, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E), and VA health care. Find out how to change your address on file with VA

Should I contact VA if I have other changes to my information?

Yes. It’s important to update your information with us if you change your marital status, have a baby, adopt a child, or experience any other life change that could affect your rating or payment.

If you have a disability rating of 30% or higher, you may be able to add eligible dependents to your VA disability compensation to get a higher payment (also called a “benefit rate”). Find out how to add eligible dependents

If your disability gets worse, you can file a claim for an increase in benefits. File for a VA disability increase

Last updated: August 9, 2019


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