I keep hearing conflicting information about disability pay. Since I'm going to be permanently retired, do I get my VA paycheck AND a disability paycheck+retirement benefits or just the VA paycheck with the retirement benefits?
Active for almost 8 years, no combat related conditions.There are a lot of variables to consider before you can have an answer.
Years of service?
Rated VA conditions combat related?
All of these things and probably a few more can affect how much you take home.
You answered exactly what I wanted to know. I estimated around $2100 too.Ok, so I'm going to assume you are an e5 or 6 over 8. Base pay around $3000. 70% DOD of that is $2100 a month.
70% VA (i saw these % in your other post) $1335 a month (if single).
The problem is you cannot get both so your pension will be offset by your VA % so in this scenario you will get $765 (2100-1335) a month as a taxable pension and $1335 a month from the VA.
Use this link from DFAS to verify:
Since you did not complete 20 years you don't qualify for CRDP
And no combat related means you wouldn't qualify for CSRC