MOAA storm the hill wants Our stories


PEB Forum Veteran
Former servicemembers who were medically retired with a disability rating of 30 percent or higher, before reaching 20 years of service, are referred to as Chapter 61 Retirees based on Title 10 U.S.C. Some served more than 19 years, others served less due to their service-connected injury or illness.

Their status, regarding receipt of retirement and disability payments based on their service-connected rating, is different than those who retire with at least 20 years of service. Chapter 61 Retirees do not receive both payments. Their military retirement offsets the disability payment from the VA dollar for dollar. MOAA plans to tell Congress how wrong this is, but we need your help to do it.

Nearly 90 percent of Chapter 61 Retirees are enlisted - and MOAA wants to ensure enlisted testimonials are presented to Congress.

If you were enlisted and medically retired, contact us today! Please include the following:

Full name and rank (and permission to use full name or only first name - up to you)
Provide at least your state… give us your city too if you are comfortable doing so
Amount of your DoD disability and your VA disability rating
The actual amount you lose to fund your own disability
Year you were retired and total years and months of service you accumulated
Any narrative you want to provide-we may pull the key points out of your story to help our efforts
We need inputs soonest, and appreciate your response.


Email, call, or chat with a MOAA member service representative at headquarters.

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