My husband was put on temp retirement and then subsequently changed to permanent retirement at 80%. Is he eligible for VA pay as well and if so would it affect his retirement pay that he gets now. When he was changed to permanent retirement he was right 10 years service.
To get what is called concurrent receipt, he must either have 20 years of service or have combat related disabilities.
He can recieve VA pay instead of part or all of his military retirement. The advantage is it is tax free.
Thanks for the response. What does this portion mean?
Concurrent Receipt Eligibility
To qualify for concurrent receipt you must:
Be a Military Retiree with 20 or more years of service, including:
Chapter 61 Medical Retirees with 20 years or more.
National Guard and Reserve with 20 or more good years. (Once they turn 60 and begin drawing a retirement check)
Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) Retirees may also be eligible.
Have a Service Related VA disability rating of 50% or higher.
I just ask because my husband was initially TERA and then was decided to be permanent and he is at 80%.
Your husband could not have been TERA, but TDRL. That is Temporary Disability Retirement List. TERA is usually for people with 18 years what are allowed to retire early.
To get Concurrent Receipt he needs 20 years and 50%, unless the disability is combat related.
Okay, thanks for the explanation...those anagrams will get you every time.
Um, that would be "acronyms," not anagrams.
I was Navy from 90-94 : E3. I was also Army from 2001-2003 : E3. I was rated at 100% total from VA only about a year ago. At separation from Army, 70% and only 10% w/severance from military. (paid back severance monies over time) There is a program currently that switches my 10% to 30% and be medically retired. I understand the benefits of being retired are good, but I am confused as hell about the pay side. Can I choose to keep only the VA compensation? Am I getting partial taxable pay? Do I get both, non deducted? Really confused.
It depends on if your injuries are combat related. If they are not, you would only get the VA comp (or part VA part taxable DFAS), but would get military health care options for you and your dependents.
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