How Much VA Disability for Anxiety

You can receive anywhere from $165.92 to $3,757 as compensation from the VA for service-connected anxiety. How much you will get will depend on what VA rating you have been assigned for your condition. 

In this article, we will explain the VA ratings for anxiety as well as how much compensation you may receive for each rating. Let’s get started.


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VA Rating for Anxiety 

The US Department of Veterans Affairs rates anxiety from 0% to 100% based on the severity of the condition. Keep in mind that you can only get VA benefits for anxiety only when the condition has service connection, meaning your anxiety has directly caused or has worsened from your time in the service. 

Here are all possible VA ratings for anxiety explained –

0% VA Rating for Anxiety

If you have anxiety but do not need medication, as it does not hamper your ability to work or live a normal life, you will receive a 0% rating. This rating means you will not receive any disability compensation in monetary forms but may be eligible for healthcare benefits from the VA.

10% VA Rating for Anxiety

If you have mild symptoms of anxiety that affect your ability to work or socialize only during some periods of extreme stress, you will likely get a 10% rating. Your anxiety should be controllable by medications in this case.

30% VA Rating for Anxiety

You can receive a 30% rating for rare extreme symptoms of anxiety that can make you experience the following things –

  • Depressive mood
  • Panic attacks once a week
  • Mild insomnia
  • Suspicious feelings

In this case, your anxiety sometimes affects your ability to work or socialize.

50% VA Rating for Anxiety 

Veterans who have more symptoms of anxiety than mentioned in the 30% rating can be eligible for a rating of 50%. For this rating, you should be experiencing significant social impairment as well as loss of productivity at work due to your condition, alongside these symptoms –

  • Speech problems
  • Impaired thinking 
  • Panic attacks happening more than once a week
  • Lack of motivation
  • Finding it difficult to understand complex subjects
  • Impaired memory in both short and long term

70% VA Rating for Anxiety

For a 70% rating, you will have to face the following symptoms of anxiety –

  • Social and occupational impairment
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Negative effects on mood, family, school, work, judgment
  • Disorientation
  • Bad impulse control
  • Continuous symptoms of depression and panic attacks
  • Negligence of hygiene
  • Obsessive tendencies

100% VA Rating for Anxiety

For a 100% rating, you will have to face the following symptoms of anxiety –

  • Significant impairment in communication and thinking
  • Extreme memory loss to the point of forgetting the names of relatives
  • Hallucinations 
  • Delusions
  • Disorientation
  • Suicidal ideations 
  • Hurting others 
  • Complete inability to live a regular life 

VA Compensation for Anxiety

According to VA’s 2023 compensation rates, you can receive the following compensation for your rating. Note that veterans with spouses and children may be eligible for more compensation.

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Getting the Rating You Deserve

Oftentimes, veterans receive a lower rating due to poor claiming process or misjudgment from the VA. If you want to ensure that you or your loved veteran gets the most amount of compensation due to anxiety, VA Disability Coach is here to help!

Final Note

The VA provides benefits to veterans with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and several other anxiety-related conditions. Make sure to provide relevant evidence to ensure your claiming process is smooth and you do not get a lower rating or a denial.