When Can you Expect Your VA Benefits?

The Veterans Benefits Administration recently sent a reminder about when recipients can expect to recieve their VA cash benefits, including disability compensation, pension, survivor’s benefits and education benefits.

These benefits are deposited into the account of the beneficiary or his or her VA fiduciary on the first business day of the month following the month that is covered by those benefits (in other words, benefits for  August, 2017 were paid on September 1, 2017).  When the day that would have been the first business day is a weekend or holiday, then those benefits are paid on the last business day of the previous month.

For example, benefits for September, 2017 will be paid on September 29, because October 1 is a Sunday, and benefits for December, 2017 will be paid on December 29, because December 30 and 31 are the weekend, and January 1 is a holiday.  Benefits for October, 2017 will be paid on November 1, because that is neither a holiday or weekend day.

This means that you can always plan on receiving your VA benefits no later than the first business day of the following month.

You can check the status of your VA benefits payments at www.eBenefits.va.gov





  1. It’s nice that you mentioned how the benefits come on the first business day of the month. That’s good to learn since my father is thinking of retiring soon. It would be nice for us to learn what he’ll be needing to do afterward. I’ll do a few more research about his benefits and make sure to get a veteran’s attorney. That should make sure that we’ll understand everything better. Thanks for the interesting read about when to expect one’s VA benefits!

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