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Record Increase in VA Compensation to Come for Veterans in 2023

blocks depicting 2022 changing to 2023 with coins on top indicating increased VA compensation payments for veteransThe VA has announced that their compensation payment rates will be increasing for 2023, and by a significant percentage.

Based on the latest cost of living adjustment announcement, the VA will be increasing their compensation benefits for veterans and beneficiaries in 2023 by 8.7%. This is the largest increase in monthly compensation benefit payments for veterans in more than 30 years.

Which VA Benefits Are Impacted by This Increase?

The increase in VA compensation for 2023 applies to: 

  • VA disability compensation
  • Dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC)
  • Special benefit allowances

When Does The Increase in VA Compensation Take Effect?

This rate increase will go into effect as of January 1, 2023. Veterans and other beneficiaries can expect to see an increase starting with their January 2023 payment. 

What Should I Do If I’m Eligible But Did Not Receive an Increase?

If you should be receiving the increased payment amount but did not see a change in the payments you are receiving, you should contact the VA regional office near you or call Veterans Affairs at 800-827-1000.

How Does This Change Impact Home Buyers?

This record increase in VA compensation for 2023 will give veterans more buying power when it comes to shopping for a home. 

VA benefits are used to calculate income – specifically residual income – for a veteran. An increase in VA compensation payments means that veterans may have more residual income, which can help them meet or exceed residual income requirements associated with VA home loans. This also means they may be able to afford to spend more on a home.

Interested in Financing Your Home Purchase with a VA Home Loan?

If you’re a veteran gearing up to make a home purchase, you should strongly consider financing your purchase with a VA mortgage. They offer significant benefits to those who qualify, including competitive interest rates, limited closing costs, and no requirement for private mortgage insurance.

You can learn more about the benefits of VA home loans here

Need help navigating the qualification requirements for VA home loans, as well as ensuring that you satisfy the residual income minimums? We’d be happy to assist.

The Maple Tree Funding team of mortgage professionals consists of a number of Certified Veterans Lending Specialists who are uniquely qualified to help veterans secure VA loans to finance their home purchases. We know the ins and outs of VA home loans and we’d be happy to help you through the process of securing one.

Give us a call today at 518-782-1202 or contact us online to get the conversation about a VA home loan started! We look forward to helping you make your vision of home a reality!

Posted in Guide to VA Home Loans on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 by Maple Tree Funding