H.R.333

TEE

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This bill is being presented to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes.

Contact your state representative, congressman and/or congresswoman and ask them to vote in favor of H.R.333.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/333/text
 

Goku

PEB Forum Veteran
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HR 303 has a better shot. More support. Both been stuck in committee since February.
 

Pyro

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
303 Makes more sense for more disabled people, and yes, I would benefit.
 

No Slack Bayonet

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
I'd be just fine if they'd pass it. I think they should be careful about approving it going below 30% DOD though. If you didn't get enough to retire it's a slippery slope with them granting it.
 

TEE

Registered Member
UPDATE
H.R. 2810 seems to have more steam.

SA 639. Mr. HELLER (for himself and Mr. TESTER) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2810, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows: At the end of part II of subtitle C of title VI, add the following: SEC. lll. ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF BOTH RETIRED PAY AND VETERANS’ DISABILITY COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN MILITARY RETIREES WITH COMPENSABLE SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITIES. (a) EXTENSION OF CONCURRENT RECEIPT AUTHORITY TO RETIREES WITH SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITIES RATED LESS THAN 50 PERCENT.—Section 1414 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (2) of subsection (a). (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.— (1) The heading of section 1414 of such title is amended to read as follows: ‘‘§1414. Members eligible for retired pay who are also eligible for veterans’ disability compensation: concurrent payment of retired pay and disability compensation’’. (2) The item relating to such section in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 71 of such title is amended to read as follows: ‘‘1414. Members eligible for retired pay who are also eligible for veterans’ disability compensation: concurrent payment of retired pay and disability compensation.’’. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2018, and shall apply to payments for months beginning on or after that date. SEC. lll. COORDINATION OF SERVICE ELIGIBILITY FOR COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION AND CONCURRENT RECEIPT. (a) AMENDMENTS TO STANDARDIZE SIMILAR PROVISIONS.— (1) QUALIFIED RETIREES.—Subsection (a) of section 1414 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by section lll(a), is amended—
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD—SENATES4572 July 27, 2017 (A) by striking ‘‘a member or’’ and all that follows through ‘‘retiree’)’’ and inserting ‘‘a qualified retiree’’; and (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ‘‘(2) QUALIFIED RETIREES.—For purposes of this section, a qualified retiree, with respect to any month, is a member or former member of the uniformed services who— ‘‘(A) is entitled to retired pay (other than by reason of section 12731b of this title); and ‘‘(B) is also entitled for that month to veterans’ disability compensation.’’. (2) DISABILITY RETIREES.—Paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of section 1414 of such title is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(2) SPECIAL RULE FOR RETIREES WITH FEWER THAN 20 YEARS OF SERVICE.—The retired pay of a qualified retiree who is retired under chapter 61 of this title with fewer than 20 years of creditable service is subject to reduction by the lesser of— ‘‘(A) the amount of the reduction under sections 5304 and 5305 of title 38; or ‘‘(B) the amount (if any) by which the amount of the member’s retired pay under such chapter exceeds the amount equal to 21⁄2 percent of the member’s years of creditable service multiplied by the member’s retired pay base under section 1406(b)(1) or 1407 of this title, whichever is applicable to the member.’’. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2018, and shall apply to payments for months beginning on or after that date.
 

TOT31

PEB Forum Veteran
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While this bill sounds great for personnel who would otherwise not be qualified to apply for and receive crsc, I can see the USG using this as an opportunity to increase their denial of crsc applicants who would otherwise be granted crsc with PTSD and other disabilities that crsc was created to yield more benefits for but the services were given the authority to interpret the cause and relationship to actual combat rather than giving great consideration to the medical evidence and verbiage listed on a veteran retirees orders. Why pay 10's of thousands of dollars in back pay since every chapter 61 retiree would be granted crdp with an effective date of January 2018. The deplorable tactics used by the services in approving and denying crsc seems more like a crap shoot than what it was intended to be and this is apparent in all the denials that are overturned in the appeal process. The crdp for every retiree will just be the next legal loop hole for the USG.
 
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