Hi Ron, the poster asking about the CHP 61 retirement above was asking, when they reach 60, will they continue to get the Active Duty retirement pay, or, will they revert to the reserve/national guard retirement pay they would have been entitled to after reaching 60.
Answer: Whichever is greater.
In my case, I am 58 yrs old and receive VA (90% rating) and DFAS (50% rating) disability retirement pay. My Active Duty disability retirement that I am currently receiving will continue when I reach 60. I have already figured out that I would receive less if I were to receive Reserve Retirement pay when I reach 60. So, when I reach 60, the only difference in my pay will be I will get VA and full DFAS medical retirement pay. hope that helps
Yes I understood that, but CRDP and CRSC were mentioned in the thread so I thought I would offer some info on those subjects.
Not that you need my affirmation, but your answer "Whichever is greater" is accurate.
With regard to what occurs with your pay upon reaching ~60 years of age (based on your info):
1. You will choose the higher DoD disability retirement.
2. You will continue to receive all your VA compensation.
3. Your DoD disability retirement pay will be reduced dollar for dollar in the amount of VA compensation received.
4. Since at that time you are eligible for CRDP, that restoration (CRDP) of waived retired pay will restore/give back the waived retired pay not to exceed the dollar amount of the longevity portion of retirement (which in the case of a reservist, is the amount a reserve retirement would pay). CRDP paid by DFAS is actually retired pay, restored. A comment on page two of your RAS will show how much CRDP you are receiving...it will be part of the gross pay on page one of the DFAS RAS.
5. CRDP does not restore waived DoD disability retired pay that is the amount in excess of the dollar amount of the longevity portion.