Benefits are tax free and paid monthly. The amount varies depending on the type and percentage rating of disability. If the disability is equal to or greater than 30%, each dependent is entitled to an additional sum. If the disabilities are severe, such as loss of an organ or limb or paralysis, additional compensation is also paid. For current and more detailed information, please visit http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/#BM01.