Okay. I just retired from the Army. Ive done my C&P already and I should receive my first check here at the end of the month. My question is: Do I get JUST my VA Disability Pay? OR...Do I get both my Army retirement AND my VA Disability? A buddy of mine who just retired as well told me that I get both BUT that the VA will take the Army retirement and combine it with theirs. Does that mean that I will get once check with both payments OR does it mean that I will get two different deposits into my account? One from DFAS and one from the VA?
Hopefully this isnt too confusing for any of you to understand. I know it is for me
Thanks in Advance
Greetings and special blessings to one and all.
Victor, do not count on getting a check by the end of the month.
First of all you have not given enough information to really answer your questions.
If your disability is combat related you will be able to apply to your Branch of Service for CRSC, which is tax free. This is good for 10% and up from the VA. If not combat related, then your VA must be 50% or higher to get the CRDP which is taxable. Unless you are 100% or 100% IU, the CRDP is still on a phase in unless the Congress changes it this year.
You receive two different deposits, one from DFAS and one from the VA. If you are under 50% the VA will take part of your retired pay, but it will not be combined, it will be to replace part of your VA.
Victor, you really need to read up on this subject. Here is a Link to my thread in another area of Military.Com:
This will take you to page 28, you can start reading and go back wards, you can just scan and only read what applies to your case.
If you want more specific information, we will have to wait for your VA rating to come back. You can not apply for CRSC until you get the VA rating. If only some of your disabilities are combat related, you may be better off to just take the CRDP. You can not get both of them. This would apply to any ratings at 50% or above since 40% and below do not get any CRDP at this time.
If you want to apply for CRSC and need the DD Form 2860, you can go to following website and download the form.
(NOTE: There is a hyphen between combat and related -- combat(hyphen)relatedspecialcompensationcrsc)
This is the “How To Apply for CRSC” page on the Defense Accounting and Finance (DFAS) website and you just click on the DD Form 2860 link that is at the top of the page.
Be sure to read the entire page and follow the instructions on where to submit the form and the additional documentation needed to substantiate that you qualify for CRSC.
May God richly bless and keep each of you.
In His Service,
I am 100%. Service connected
Ive already received my VA rating decision and Ive already applied for CRSC. But from the info I got, it takes them quite a bit of time to get everything processed.
Okay, from what Im understanding from your message....
I will receive two deposits. One from DFAS and one from the VA. (This is because I am 100% rated)
That and then. After CRSC processes the papers, if everything goes right, I will receive an additional amount for CRSC.
So basically...By the end of all of this, I will be receiving a check from DFAS, a check from the VA, AND CRSC?
Wow...That sounds like a hell of a lot of money.
Im gonna check out the links you sent me now. Thanks for everything brother.
You get two checks. The VA will reduce your DFAS check until you receive either CRSC or CDRP. Those will restore part or all of your retirement pay. VA is tax free. Retirement pay is taxed.
OK, you do not get quite that much. As Dave stated, you will only get two checks/deposits.
If you do not get CRSC for the 100%, you will need to stay with CRDP. The only difference between the two since you are 100% is that CRSC is tax free and CRDP is not tax free. You can only draw one, not both. They will not exceed your retired pay. Since you retired as an E6 I am sure that your VA is a lot more than your retired pay. Do they still have the up or out at 20 years for the E6??
Now, have you applied for SSDI from Social Security??
If you are VA disabled and cant work dont forget to apply for Social Security Disability as well. You can receiving military retired pay, VA disability and Social Security Disability at the same time.
Small correction needs to be noted.
You will only receive CRSC for disabilities/illnesses that are "Combat Related" Having ratings for SC disabilities etc, does NOT in itself qualify you. Then again, it never hurts to apply for it anyway. Never know !
I barely got back on the Mil.com...P/C change and ALL information stored dumped. Plus Mil.Com took 1 week to sort out and get me logged in again. SORRY GUYS...I didn't walk out..I was logged out and Mil.Com had problems recognizing me. Anyway, I didn't see Grovers post...bump...bump about CRSC. Although all vets passing through and looking for short answers keep in mind to not only read and apply but please post as well (join) so your issues can be addressed personally and pointed to avoid misunderstood briefs.
Is that true...CRDP is taxable? I thought it wasn't.
Yes CRDP is taxable income. The VA is not taxable.
CRDP payments are taxable according to your current retired pay Federal Income Tax Withholding (FITW) tax rate and may affect the amount you wish to have deducted for State Income Tax Withholding (SITW).
How many years of active duty do you have?
I am confused by the infomation' that was given to me by the call center for crsc and dfas.
I was told that even though i am retired as chapter 61 with 40% dod and projection of 70% combat related disability, that i will not recieve any compensation until age 60.Because i only have 4yrs active and 13yrs as reservist.
I thought there was some formula that dfas used to calculate reserve yrs of service into active yrs of service?And then apply those yrs into calculating your retired pay and crsc pay.
What the person from defas was telling me is that all my time in the guard and reserve has no bearing on my chapter 61 medical retirement.
But i was on med hold with another soldier who was not retired but instead rated with 20% and given severance pay.But in his case there was only two yrs of active duty and 19yrs of guard and reserve.But when dfas calculated this severance pay it was base pay time two and multiplied by total yrs of active service and his two yrs was factored in with the guard and reserve yrs and the total 8yrs of service.
So was i given some false information by the dfas call center?
Because it would really suck to have a 100% iu and 70% combat related injury and not recieve any crsc' because most of my yrs of service was guard and reserve.
If anyone have some insight on this please share the explanation with me.
First thing you might want to do is visit the following page https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/crsc/index.html
It is pretty extensive. I can answer your question immediately but I only know what you tell, so perhaps its best you look up the eligibility and FAQ sections first. If you have questions after that, the resident experts here or myself will fill in any blank. Hope to hear from you very shortly. Wishing you the best and Godspeed.
Ok! i am 40% medically retired chapter 61 and 100% va rated iu.Of my 100% iu 70% is combat related.
My retired pay is only $ 995.00 which is waived due to my iu pay being $2560.00.
I only have 4yrs active duty and 13 creditable yrs as reserve and guard.
Whats confusing me is the 70% rating for crsc is $1160.00
I understand the formula of taking 2.5 of retired pay and multiplying it by yrs of creditable service.
But do i just use the 4yrs of active duty only ?or is there some formula to allow the 13 yrs of gaurd and reserve to be reduced into active duty yrs? So that i could add to my 4yrs already?
Because the way i figured it with only 4yrs of creditable service my crsc award would be 0.00 even with the 70% combat related injury.
So if you could please use that formula to check my calculation it would be greatfully appreciated.
Presently you take that 4 years X Base Pay (High) X 2.5 % rated at 70% combat related disability = the CRSC qualifier. DFAS is partially right in that for the full credible years computation to kick in under the 106 & 108 NDAA provisions to 10 & 38USC you would have to wait till age 60. The "Good News" is that S439/S419 is an amendment to the 109th NDAA and is referenced in another thread by me of someone who posted that ALL appropriation bills have been passed, which was incorrectly reported, read the post, it might help. WHEN the 109 NDAA is brought up for final vote, it will essentially do away with CRSC/CRDP as it is written, sponsored by Sen. Reid will do away with nearly all "Combat Related" and essentially provide for CR for all. So, if you haven't yet, apply for CRSC, and by the time it is paid out on Nov 1, 08 the 109NDAA will kick in Jan 1, 2009 and whatever you didn't qualify for now, will then. Barring some unforeseen happenstance, it will pass and become law.
Freddy, I just love the way you provide all of the Codes and Bills.
m cummings, If I am reading what you are saying the right way, your CRSC can not exceed your retired pay that the VA is not taking from you. The 70% rating for CRSC can be $1,160.00, but that does not mean you will draw that amount. You can not draw more CRSC than what your retired pay or more than the 2.5% of base times number of years in service times CRSC percentage.
Freddy, since m cummings is now giving up his retired pay, then he should not have to wait until he is 60. If he was not getting any retired pay at this time, then yes he would have to wait. Am I correct in my thinking??
May God richly bless and keep each of you.
In His Service,
hay am back... this is what i always said to do the rite thing before we die ... let us die with honor.... not broke.. why is it always except that a 100%p@t vet has to be broke .. that's what the general public and other servicemen think i put in over 20 years not you who fought for a year in nam well let me tell you brother a year in the bush in nam is a hell that can never have a price on and that's the gods truth .... a brother of the band
ps iv'e always been a rebel.. but am a good rebel..... my heart is always been in the band of brother's heart's of heart's
Grover you are corrct in your thinking by my reading.
I have 7 years TIS. I fall under the CH. 61 (Medical Retirement)
I was rated 100% by the Army and by the VA.
Im currently getting $1664.30 from DFAS and $2714.00 from VA. This is my first month. Is this what I will be getting for the rest of my life? I have also already applied for CRSC. Still no word on that though.
After CRSC comes in, (if it does) hows everything going to work out?
BTW. Thanks for all of your help guys. Youve definitely cleared up alot for me.
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