The 2020 COLA jump was 1.6%, which means disabled veterans rated at 10% or higher by the VA will receive a 1.6% increase in their 2020 VA pay rates. Click HERE to view the full 2020 VA disability pay chart. 2020 VA Disability Pay Chart. In this article, I break down the 2020 VA disability pay chart in detail. Veterans can expect a 2.8% increase in their VA pay rates from the previous year. We’re still waiting for the 2020 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase to be released by the Social Security Administration. It is as if the VA says if you are 10% disabled then you are 90% healthy. Therefore, the next rating is not added but is used to take a percentage of the ‘healthy’ 90%. So for a veteran with two 10 ratings the first ten percent rating would be 10% of 100, which is 10%.