I am receiving CRSC for 30% disability (20% diabetes + 10% heart and SMC). Last week VA adjusted ratings as follows: 40% diabetes, 10% each for left and right peripheral neuropathy and no change for heart for a total combined 60% rating which increases my monthly entitlement amount by $643. I noticed today that my RAS was changed to reflect increase. However, my CRSC Pay Statement remains unchanged. I called DFAS and the lady I spoke with told me that before DFAS can increase payment I must get a statement from Army CRSC stating that all conditions are combat related. Seems obvious to me since original ratings were combat related. Is this true - do I need to contact Army CRSC and have my disabilities again verified as combat related? Appreciate a response from one of the experts.
You have new ratings. They are to be confirmed. They are secondary to a Combat Related, but that is not obvious to the SYSTEM.
Thanks for the info Dave. I called CRSC and they directed me to their website. I just printed the CRSC Form 12e and will fax or mail it along with the VA Decision Letter. I truly appreciate you sharing your storehouse of knowledge with Vets on this site. I would be lost without your help. Thanks again!
I don't want to rain on your parade..but Dave stated that they have to be verified...and in case you may not be as familiar to the CRSC program, I can tell you that the "Rating Decision" from the VA will likely NOT be enough. THere is another link on the CRSC site where you download the "Physicians Statement" where he/she assigns it to Combat Related (the increase). ONLY the CRDP program will accept VA Decision Letters.
I just got off the phone with Army CRSC. The lady I spoke with assured me that a 12e Form and VA Decision Letter are sufficient and I do not need a Physician's Statement for approval. Makes sense to me since new VA, awards and upgrades are all directly related to disabilities that have already been classified by CRSC as being combat related. I hope she is correct; otherwise I suppose I will be hearing from CRSC. My experience with CRSC has always been good - they are efficient and truly helpful. I have to say the same about VA. Every person that I have had contact with telephonically thruout the VA system, or in person at the VAMC in Louisville, KY have been extremely considerate and attentive to my needs. Now DFAS is entirely a different story.
That sounds right. I did not think you needed anything else.
Ratings from V.A aren't taken by CRSC? I have a rating already from military Docs, don't get any compensation until the V.A deceides . So do they only give CRSC for what the military initially gave me?
Please read the articles on CRSC. CRSC replaces retirement pay that is waived for VA compensation. There is a lot of info explaining CRSC and CRDP.
CRSC CRDP all these letters what do they mean? I l know what VA stands for and DD214 Maybe a glossary would help♦
Where do I find these articles? And Dave or anyone know if there is going to be any increase in disability compensation this December as usual?
I do not expect an increase, as there is a negative inflation and increases are based on the CPI, which measures inflation.
All of the articles on are this forum and site. Browse through old topics to learn.
Hi peg, how you doing, friend?
I find it easy to just put the abbreviations in to my search bar. CRPD
You come up with, "Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay"
Sometimes I have to add VA or military after the abbreviations, i.e, CRDP VA
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Working on that now. Here is the current version.
Terms used in VA and Military Disability
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