Hello to anyone that wants to chime in. I've asked a few people this, and get different answers from everyone...so here goes. I'm a reservist with 18 years; 7.5 years active, the rest reserve. I've had a VA disability rating of 80% for 2 years, and was recently increased to 100%. If I request a med board, can I get both VA disability compensation and army retirement now? I was at RPAC today and they recommended I go into the IRR for 2 years, get my 20 year letter, and then get out. Is there any situation in which I can collect my retirement pay sooner than later (like before age 60)? I understand that the time can be decreased with the 90 day rule, but that's still backing that date down from age 60.