Thanks Ron. I'm trying to weigh all my options, and see what appeals or fights are worth fighting. I am good at math, but I can't do VA/retirement math. What would it be if I got the DOD to 75, and VA at 100?

I can't thank you enough!

Hi,

Here is a modified estimate.

Based on new info, I infer you qualify for a regular retirement (because of 7200 points or more) and have a CH 61 retirement @ 80% (75% payable). I also infer from another comment that you have been in the reserves and have 20 good years AND 7200 points or more.

All Military Disability Ratings range from 0% to 100%, rounding off to the nearest 10 (you can’t get a 33% Military Disability Rating—it would be rounded down to 30%). However, the maximum is 75% payable for ratings @ 80%; 90% or 100%. You mentioned 75%, so that would be 80%, paid at 75%. (rounded up to 80%...75% is max)

1. 3800 high three x 0.75= 2850 retired pay ; all retired pay is waived due to 3000+ VA comp

2850 retired pay minus 1900 dollar amount of longevity retire pay = 950 disability portion of retired pay that cannot be restored by CRDP

2. VA comp = more than 3000 @ 100%

3. 2850 - ~3000 = zero retired pay remaining

4. 3800 x 0.50 (20 yrs ad) = 1900 longevity portion of retired pay

**5. DFAS will pay CRDP = 1900 dollar amount of longevity portion of retired pay**
You would also receive your VA compensation.

The estimate above is based on the info you provided

Ron