Recommend you request an audit of your pay by DFAS. Your letter should include evidence and a clear explanation of why you feel DFAS' computation is wrong.
Please note that the quotation above shows, "8 years 10 months and 7 days in total service." Earlier, you reported, "8 years and 7 months" and that is what I used in the computation.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay, Attn: Roland Wadge
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis IN 46249-1200
Retired Pay: 800-469-6559
Roland Wadge was the director of retired pay the last time I had contact with DFAS.
In determining the dollar amount of the longevity portion of retired pay, active duty or active duty equivalent (reserves) is used.
Years of Service for Retired Pay Percentage Multiple. YOS for retirement percentage multiple determines the years of service for computing the retired pay multiplier. This category of years of service includes all periods of active service (counted as one point for each day) plus all points earned through qualifying reserve duty, not exceeding annual limits, divided by 360.
I did look at your attachments, but the statement of service did not show your active duty equivalent. Here is an example, using a regular retirement (mine):
25 years service for base pay
22 years 9 months (of the 25) was active duty.
22.75 x 2.5% = 56.88% multiplier
If you plan to use my computation in your letter, I would like the opportunity to adjust it IF your active duty equivalent is different from what you initially reported. Of course, you can make your case without that computation.
This info might be helpful:
DoD 7000.14-R Financial Management Regulation Volume 7B, Chapter 63 * October 2017
630805. CRSC Payment Reduction for 10 U.S.C., Chapter 61 Disability Retirees
2. Members retired for disability under 10 U.S.C., Chapter 61, with less than 20 years of creditable service computed under 10 U.S.C. § 1208, and who are qualified for CRSC, on or after January 1, 2013, will have the maximum CRSC payment restrictions. The CRSC payment amount, which when combined with any remaining retired pay after VA offset, will not exceed the amount that is equal to 2½ percent of the member’s years of creditable service multiplied by the member’s retired pay base under 10 U.S.C. § 1406(b)(1) or 10 U.S.C. § 1407, whichever is applicable to the member.
NOTE: A retired reserve member, retired under the provisions of 10 U.S.C., Chapter 61, is entitled to CRSC. The gross amount of CRSC determined under paragraph 630801 will be adjusted as required under paragraph 630802. For Reserve Component members with less than 20 years of service as determined under 10 U.S.C. § 12733, the CRSC amount when combined with the amount of retired pay payable to the retiree after reduction for the full VA disability compensation, if any, may not exceed the disability retired pay amount that is equal to 2½ percent times the years of creditable service determined under 10 U.S.C. § 12733 multiplied by the member's applicable retired pay base. For Reserve Component members with 20 or more years of service as determined under 10 U.S.C. § 12733, the CRSC amount when combined with the amount of retired pay payable to the retiree after reduction for the full VA disability compensation, if any, may not exceed the disability retired pay to which the member would be entitled if the member were 60 years old.
I had a typo in my previous post. My time was correct in the initial post, 8 years 7 months 10 days. All of my time was Active Duty, I never served in any other component. Yes, I would like to include your computation in my response to DFAS. I appreciate all the information and help with this process.