Yes, this was to be expected. However, I strongly suspect that he will get all the money he is eligible for from the application for Combat Related Special Compensation. This program pays out retroactively, so, all in all, he will not get both, and will be paid a max of 2.5% times years of service in addition to his full VA compensation, with credit or payment for the retroactive part of CRSC. I hope his application goes smoothly and all goes well for the both of you. Feel free to ask any questions.