Didn't receive full severance pay.

Bullzr

Registered Member
Hello,
I was separated back in may 2018 for a service connected disability and according to my dd214 was supposed to receive severance pay in the amount of $56,000 along with my final monthly pay and 28 days of leave pay. I did receive $20,000 in Jun and figured the rest would be coming in another month or so. So I patiently waited. Nothing came and so I contacted the base that I separated from and they called around and said that they didn't do my sep paperwork they had to send it to Connecticut and they said the psd in con was looking into it and would get back to me. Well they didn't so a couple of weeks later I called again and they said that psd said they messed up and didn't know how to fix it but were working on submitting a claim to dfas. Now it's dec and still nothing. They said that they submitted a claim but no proof is available. Nobody knows where the claim is nobody is helping me. I guess I'm just asking if anybody knows the next step I should take. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Mike.D.12345

Registered Member
I separated on 28 Dec 18 and received my severance on 31 December 18. However, I was supposed to receive 136k and my check was only for 90k. Has your issue been resolved? I am currently talking to DFAS to find out where the difference is.
 

usarmy68e

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
I separated on 28 Dec 18 and received my severance on 31 December 18. However, I was supposed to receive 136k and my check was only for 90k. Has your issue been resolved? I am currently talking to DFAS to find out where the difference is.
did you ensure that was not the taxed portion that is missing, and did you file to receive your taxable portion back.

Disability Severance Pay
All branches of service have the authority to separate a soldier on the Temporary Disability Retirement List (TDRL). Separation may occur with entitlement to disability severance pay or without.

You must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible:
  • be found unfit for duty,
  • have less than 20 years of service,
  • and have a disability rating of less than 30%.
Prior to January 28, 2008 members were required to have at least 6 months of service to qualify for discharge with severance pay. This rule no longer applies.

If you were discharged with severance pay, you cannot go back on active duty or choose to apply for retirement later. However, you may be eligible to apply for monthly disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if the VA determines your disability is service-connected.
Calculation and Payment
Disability severance pay is a one-time lump sum payment. The amount equals 2 months of basic pay for each year of service which includes active service and inactive duty points, but the total service years cannot exceed 19 years. Additionally, the minimum number of years required for computation purposes is six years for a disability incurred in the line of duty in a combat zone, or 3 years in the case of any other member. Prior to January 28, 2008, a maximum of 12 years and minimum of three years creditable service was used.
 

Mike.D.12345

Registered Member
Hello,
I was separated back in may 2018 for a service connected disability and according to my dd214 was supposed to receive severance pay in the amount of $56,000 along with my final monthly pay and 28 days of leave pay. I did receive $20,000 in Jun and figured the rest would be coming in another month or so. So I patiently waited. Nothing came and so I contacted the base that I separated from and they called around and said that they didn't do my sep paperwork they had to send it to Connecticut and they said the psd in con was looking into it and would get back to me. Well they didn't so a couple of weeks later I called again and they said that psd said they messed up and didn't know how to fix it but were working on submitting a claim to dfas. Now it's dec and still nothing. They said that they submitted a claim but no proof is available. Nobody knows where the claim is nobody is helping me. I guess I'm just asking if anybody knows the next step I should take. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I just spoke with DFAS. The amount are taxed and you must submit a form in the DFAS website in order to receive the rest on the amount that was withheld.
 
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