Less than 15 years

oif1vet

Registered Member
#21
I agree. Good note about TERA; it is often overlooked.

Posted earlier: "CH 61 retirees who qualify for another type retirement at the time of the CH 61 retirement might qualify for CRDP which is another matter. CRDP restores waived retired pay for those with ratings 50% or more by the VA. It cannot exceed the dollar amount of the longevity portion of the retired pay."

and

"You can read about CRDP and CRSC at https://www.dfas.mil/dfas/retiredmilitary/disability/payment.html "

Ron
Ron,
So as a ch 61 retiree who had just over 15 years AD when I retired, would I have had to be offered TERA to get CRDP or would I simply be considered “qualified for another type of retirement at the time of my ch 61 retirement?” Because I have wondered this from day one but was counting on crsc vs crdp. And I have read and read posts and policy but was never clear on that line.

Thanks for your input,
Dan
 

RonG

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#22
oif1vet,

Re: "So as a ch 61 retiree who had just over 15 years AD when I retired, would I have had to be offered TERA to get CRDP or would I simply be considered “qualified for another type of retirement at the time of my ch 61 retirement?” Because I have wondered this from day one but was counting on crsc vs crdp. And I have read and read posts and policy but was never clear on that line."

Dan,

1. The phrase, "“qualified for another type of retirement at the time of my disability retirement" is most often used in conjunction with those who had 20 years toward a regular retirement or 20 good years toward a reserve retirement (and who must also attain the age requirement in the case of reservists).

2. TERA retirees are eligible for CRDP, but a TERA retirement is not a right or entitlement. I think the Army ended its TERA program (which is a management tool to reduce military personnel strength).
You can read about it at https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/plan/retirement-types/2012-18tera.html

3. CRSC eligibility is quite different. See https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/crsc.html

Opinion: I do not think TERA would have been offered to someone who was being processed for a medical retirement. They are already scheduled to leave the service.

Ron
 
#23
Guys,

I just got word that my Command is going to push my disabilities to thw board as "non-duty related". Is it worth fighting the fight to convince them otherwise? Their line of thinking is that I became disabled in my prior service contract so it's a pre-existing condition.
 
#24
Can a National Guard soldier with less than 15 years of service (30%+ va rating) be medically retired?
got word that my Command is going to push my disabilities to thw board as "non-duty related". Is it worth fighting the fight to convince them otherwise? Their line of thinking is that I became disabled in my prior service contract so it's a pre-existing condition
 
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