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kgoerz
06-02-2011, 11:08
Is your retirement check suppose to decrease. The same amount your VA Disability increases? Im confused here.

FMF DOC
06-02-2011, 11:53
Normalgirl you are correct however I don't think that's what he means a VA pension. The answer is YES... Lets say your retirement pay is $3,000 per month. However you are rated at 50% disabled... So you will recieve $1500 RETIREMENT pay and $1500 DISABILTY pay. But, The DISABILTY pay is tax free. Feel free to IM me

JJ_BPK
06-02-2011, 13:08
Normalgirl you are correct however I don't think that's what he means a VA pension. The answer is YES... Lets say your retirement pay is $3,000 per month. However you are rated at 50% disabled... So you will recieve $1500 RETIREMENT pay and $1500 DISABILTY pay. But, The DISABILTY pay is tax free. Feel free to IM me

This does not compute..

The retirement pay penalty is no longer valid,, If you have 20yrs and 50% you get 4500 @ month..

???

PRB
06-02-2011, 13:32
The deduction of VA benies was done away with by GWBush and adjusted 10%yearly until the 100% mark was reached.I recieve my full retirement amt and my full VA disability monthly.

alright4u
06-02-2011, 13:33
Combat Related Special Compensation was enacted. In 2008 it was amended to allow those medically retired with less then 20 to receive both military pay and VA disability with no offset.

FMF DOC
06-02-2011, 14:19
Well I stand corrected then, I retired in 2006 and I know I was denied CRSC however I have a 60% SC disability. Re-filing paper now. Thanks and sorry for the misleading info.

kgoerz
06-02-2011, 16:42
The deduction of VA benies was done away with by GWBush and adjusted 10%yearly until the 100% mark was reached.I receive my full retirement amt and my full VA disability monthly.

But only if your above 50% right?

Typical VA thread:eek:

The Reaper
06-02-2011, 17:26
But only if your above 50% right?

Typical VA thread:eek:

Have you changed your CDRP to CRSC?

That is quite a bit lower.

TR

PRB
06-02-2011, 17:50
Well I stand corrected then, I retired in 2006 and I know I was denied CRSC however I have a 60% SC disability. Re-filing paper now. Thanks and sorry for the misleading info.

I qualify for both but my reg disability is a higher dollar figure than the combat related deal. Either one is handled in the same manner, no deduction.
Yearly the VA sends me a letter asking which I choose to elect and when the reg dis went higher (due to the 10% yearly phase in) than the combat related I changed over.

kgoerz
06-02-2011, 18:24
Have you changed your CDRP to CRSC?

That is quite a bit lower.

TR

Yes but only certain things were approved. Ill go to the office this week.....why so confusing. What are Marines running things up there.

Shadow1911
06-03-2011, 07:19
Unfortunately those of us at only 40% don't see any of that. With this compensation formula just try and get updated to that 50% mark. It's easier to get from 50% to 100% than it is to get from 40% to 50%.

MVP
06-03-2011, 14:46
One other little thing; the percentage is not the percentage of your retirement pay. It is a percentage of the allowed amount which can range to just over $3000 monthly dependent on family members. Rank/Time in Service have no bearing on the amount you receive.

A person with 50% disability, spouse, and two kids will get $936.00 per month regardless of retiring as an E-6 with 20 years or an 0-6 with 30.

MVP

CSM-H
06-03-2011, 16:19
CSM PRB, I have to disagree. IF and only if the numbers are the same. The CRSC would be the better deal because it is tax free and CRDP is Taxable. If your CRSC related issues were rated lower as in not all of your SC issues were considered "combat related" then the CRDP might be the better deal. Knowing a little of your background, wish I could of gotten ahold of you earlier...I'm getting compensated very well. CSM-H



I qualify for both but my reg disability is a higher dollar figure than the combat related deal. Either one is handled in the same manner, no deduction.
Yearly the VA sends me a letter asking which I choose to elect and when the reg dis went higher (due to the 10% yearly phase in) than the combat related I changed over.

kgoerz
06-03-2011, 16:33
Unfortunately those of us at only 40% don't see any of that. With this compensation formula just try and get updated to that 50% mark. It's easier to get from 50% to 100% than it is to get from 40% to 50%.

why am I not surprised

CSM-H
06-05-2011, 09:01
You do not have to be 50% to file for and recieve CRSC, only the CRDP kicks in at 50% and is done by DFAS. CRSC you have to file for, if your issues are considered "combat related" and there are four definitions for "combat related" you cab recueve CRSC....take the time to look up the information on the CRSC website.
Also to the guy that stated it is easier to get to 50% than 100% he is absolutely correct! You can and should revisit your rated issues as you get older and they get worse. You can ask for an increase in compensation, also if you have issues that were rated at "zero" you can ask for an increase in those as long as you have evidence showing a continuation of medical care since rated...not as hard as it sounds but does take time. Good luck to all, CSM-H

Penn
06-05-2011, 15:40
This 6 page VA access document was assembled by Snaquebite some time ago. It is the most complete list of source material and references for VA Claims and Department numbers I know of; he did a remarkable job assembling this list for us.

To All,

The information below was passed on to me and I thought it important enough to pass on to everyone else.

Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you -- and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests..


Appeals http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/...part1/ch05.doc
Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Commission http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Draft National Plan http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105
Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm
Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/...part6/ch07.doc
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Penn
06-05-2011, 15:41
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf
Gulf War Subject Index http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?...=main&letter=A
Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIl...ndAsIB1041.pdf
Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/...part1/ch04.doc
Homeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/
HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm
Ionizing Radiation http://www1.va.gov/irad/
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/
M10 for spouses and children http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1007
M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1008
M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38C...RT4/S4_130.DOC
Mental Health Program Guidelines http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1094
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/
NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/regs/38.../s4%5F124a.doc
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

Public Health/SARS http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
Publications Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/p...ions.cfm?Pub=4
Publications and Reports http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_i...e=gulf_war.htm
Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
Records Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS http://www.forms.va..gov/va/Internet...=3288-form.xft
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Min...pril112002.doc
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Rep...tions_2004.pdf
Research and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/progr...l_programs.cfm
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/tit...apter35_..html


Title 38
Index
Parts 0-17
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Part 18
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Penn
06-05-2011, 15:42
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page http://www.va.gov/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
Due Process http://www.warms..vba.va.gov/admin21...part1/ch02.doc
Duty to Assist http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/...part1/ch01.doc
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www..gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
Environmental Agents http://www1.va.gov/environagents/
Environmental Agents M10 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1002
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...asp?pub_ID=315
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHa...1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1158
See also,
Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/Depl...umFAQSheet.doc
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHA...W130340304.DOC
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...asp?pub_ID=206
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm
Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
General Compensation Provisions http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/tit...haptervi_.html
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/so...parkinsons.pdf and,
http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/
Peacetime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-...ite:+38USC1131
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/tit...chapteri_.html
and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/tit...hapterii_.html
and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/tit...apteriii_.html

Persian Gulf Registry http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1003
This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1232
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1006
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_...Appendices.doc
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_w...lfWarRpt02.pdf
Phase I PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1004
Phase II PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...sp?pub_ID=1005
Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm
Power of Attorney http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/...part1/ch03.doc
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/
Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/V...asp?pub_ID=337

Penn
06-05-2011, 15:43
Title 38
Part 3 Adjudication
Subpart Aa"Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text...dx?c=ecfr&sid=
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends..........

Proverbs 20:29
The glory of young men is their strength,of old men their experience............

SFA M-2527,Chapter 37.........
Title 38
Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief
(also A 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)
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Title 38
PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http://www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransa(tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gul...tudy/index.asp
Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc
VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
Wartime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-...ite:+38USC1110
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/
What VA Social Workers Do http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion.org/va1.html

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