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Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) FAQs

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Updated Combat Related Special Compensation FAQs What is Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)? CRSC is a monthly entitlement that allows eligible military retirees to recover some or all of their retired pay that was offset by their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. Eligible retirees must have a combat-related injury and may receive this entitlement in addition to any retired pay they receive from the Defens... more

Clothing Allowances

To help pay for a member's uniform and other clothing costs, you may be given a clothing allowance (if appropriate clothing is not furnished). It is Department of Defense policy that the quantities and kinds of items of individual clothing to be furnished shall be prescribed by the respective Service Secretary or the Commandant of the Marine Corps under the parameters set by the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy). The fol... more

Comparing CRSC and CRDP

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and Concurrent Retirement Disability Pay (CRDP) are programs created by Congress to allow eligible military retirees to receive monthly entitlements in addition to retired pay. CRSC is a special compensation for combat-related disabilities. It is non-taxable, and retirees must apply to their Branch of Service to receive it. CRDP is a restoration of retired pay for retirees with service-connected dis... more

Retiree and Annuitant Retroactive Payment Update

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

In September 2006, the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA) identified more than 133,000 recipients of Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) or Concurrent Retired Disability Payment (CRDP) potentially eligible for additional retroactive compensation. Since then the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) in coordination with the DVA have processed all of the original cases as of June 8, 2008. Throughout the project DVA identified ... more

Career Sea Pay

White House Rejects War Powers Mandate

2014 update: The increase to Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P), will be implemented May 1, and eligible Sailors will see the increase in their mid-month paycheck. CSP rates are based upon a member's pay grade and cumulative years of sea duty. All pay grades with at least three years of cumulative sea duty will receive a 25 percent increase in regular CSP, while servicemembers who exceed 36 months of consecutive sea duty... more

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