HELP! Reserve MEB. How to calculate?

Sspitler85

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My husband is going through the MEB and we are trying to calculate an estimate of how much he will be making after he is medically retired. It is a bit confusing.

Reserve SFC with 20 years reserve time. 13 of those years active duty.

Medical Retirement at 90% on the military side and 70% on the VA side.

Some conditions are combat related so should qualify for some CRSC.
 

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My husband is going through the MEB and we are trying to calculate an estimate of how much he will be making after he is medically retired. It is a bit confusing.

Reserve SFC with 20 years reserve time. 13 of those years active duty.

Medical Retirement at 90% on the military side and 70% on the VA side.

Some conditions are combat related so should qualify for some CRSC.

I assume by 20 years that he has 20 good years.

First, his retired pay will be reduced by the amount of his VA compensation. There might be residual retired pay remaining.

Information necessary for CRSC estimate:
—High three average base pay OR the gross retired pay on DFAS RAS (which is preferred)
—DoD disability percentage
—Active duty years or active duty equivalent years (active duty equivalent is the result of total points divided by 360)
—VA compensation percentage; amount; and dependents (category, number, and ages of children)
—Approved CRSC percentage
—Other type military retirement eligibility info


All the info requested above is necessary for an accurate CRSC computation.

Ron
 

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While waiting for the CRSC data...

1. His retired pay will be 75% x average high three base pay
(The average high three for base pay is the total of his highest 36 months of pay, divided by 36.)

2. His retired pay will be reduced by the amount of his VA compensation.

3. His CRSC is likely to be:
--number of active duty or active duty equivalent years x 2.5% = longevity multiplier
--Average high three for retirement x longevity multiplier = longevity portion of retirement
However, if the CRSC amount approved by his service is less, then it becomes the CRSC

4. Any residual retired pay after the reduction at item 2 might reduce the CRSC amount.
CRSC + residual retired pay cannot exceed the longevity portion of retirement pay.

Ron
 

Sspitler85

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Change 1:

VA is also at 90% , but a re-evaluation has to be conducted because he was receiving a 60% rating prior to the MEB and those conditions were not included in the MEB. More than likely he will end up at 100%.

high 3- 4,645.20
DOD disability- 90%
active duty years- 13
VA compensation- 90%, $1862.90 (vet alone), 1 spouse, 3 kids (12, 14, & 21)($2,209.42 + 110.31 for SMC (K)= $2319.73)
We cannot apply for CRSC until he is retired but the estimation from the PEB attorney is 70%.
 

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Change 1:

VA is also at 90% , but a re-evaluation has to be conducted because he was receiving a 60% rating prior to the MEB and those conditions were not included in the MEB. More than likely he will end up at 100%.

high 3- 4,645.20
DOD disability- 90%
active duty years- 13
VA compensation- 90%, $1862.90 (vet alone), 1 spouse, 3 kids (12, 14, & 21)($2,209.42 + 110.31 for SMC (K)= $2319.73)
We cannot apply for CRSC until he is retired but the estimation from the PEB attorney is 70%.
1. 4645.20 x 0.75 (max percentage) = 3483.90 retired pay
2. I do not understand your presentation of VA comp...shows both vet alone and with dependents. I'll use 2319.73
3483.90 - 2319.73 = 1164.17 residual retired pay (note...this will reduce the amount of CRSC)
3. 13 yrs AD x 0.025 = 32.50% longevity multiplier
4. 4645.20 x 0.325 = 1509.69 longevity portion of retired pay and the CRSC ceiling

5. The combination of CRSC and residual retired pay cannot exceed the longevity dollar amount.

1509.69 - 1164.17 = 345.52 CRSC
DFAS will pay each month:
1164.17 residual
345.52 CRSC
Total: 1509.69 by DFAS

VA pays: 2319.73 per your info.

Ron
 

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Addendum:

Re: "Reserve SFC with 20 years reserve time. 13 of those years active duty. "

If those are good years, he will be eligible for reserve retirement upon reaching the age requirement. CRDP would also come into play.

CRDP is taxable, so he might be better off keeping the CRSC. Most of the computations will remain the same...the limitations regarding residual retired pay etc.,will remain.

Ron
 

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Sspitler85,

Using the Veterans Compensation Benefits Rate Tables - Effective 12/1/19

90%

Veteran with spouse & child =$2,132.96

+ another child @ 77
+ child over 18 assumed to be attending school @ 250
+ SMC-K 110.31
TOTAL: 2570.27 (minus 250 for older child = 2320.27)

You said: VA compensation- 90%, $1862.90 (vet alone), 1 spouse, 3 kids (12, 14, & 21)($2,209.42 + 110.31 for SMC (K)= $2319.73)

Dependents for VA compensation purposes include:
--A Spouse (including spouses in same-sex marriages and common-law marriages)
--Children (including biological children, step children, and adopted children) who are unmarried and either:
  • Under the age of 18
  • Between the ages of 18-23 and attending school full-time, or
  • Who were seriously disabled before the age of 18

--Parents, who are in your direct care and whose income and net worth are below the limit set by law

The amount of VA compensation received impacts the computation shown in this thread. Please clarify the status of the child,
age 21.

Ron
 
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