Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) provides special compensation to retirees who have retired pay reduced because of receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. This means that qualified military retirees with 20 or more years of service that have "combat related" VA-rated disability will no longer have their military retirement pay reduced by the amount of their VA disability compensation. Instead they will receive both their full military retirement pay and their VA disability compensation. The following is a summary of Combat-Related Special Compensation:
Once a military retiree has been determined to be qualified they will receive their regular retirement pay plus an additional sum based on their VA disability rating.
The following CRSC eligibility requirements apply:
In order for members to be eligible for CRSC, they must meet all of the following criteria:
The CRSC monthly payment ranges from $133 to over $3200. The amount you receive depends on your disability rating, number of dependents, and other factors. CRSC payment mirrors the VA Disability Compensation payment rates.
To receive Combat Related Special Compensation you must submit your application (DD form 2860), through your parent military service branch. Each service branch has the authority to determine your eligibility.
For more information on how to apply contact your parent military service branches CRSC website:
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