CRD Decision Notification

Discussion in 'Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)' started by ngkm5, Sep 13, 2017 at 7:04 AM.

  1. ngkm5

    ngkm5 Registered Member

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    Need some help.


    So I've been on TDRL since 29 April (USMC) and been receiving benefits via DoD/VA.

    I'm 70%DoD and 80%VA.

    TDRL w/13 years of AD.


    Today I just received an email from my IDES attorney with a letter attached advising that " your category II of PTSD resulted from a combat-related injury as defined by 26 USC 104 (b)(3)".

    The letter is from the Deputy Division Director, Office of Judge Advocate General.

    So now that my PTSD is linked to being combat related, what's my next step? I'm really hoping someone who really knows can chime in, as I keep reading/hearing different things. My attorney says one thing, but my POC at the Georgia Department of Veterans Services, mentioned something else.

    I guess first thing is to get my DD214 corrected (DD215), reflecting block 26 with combat code.

    After that I'm loss
     
  2. No Slack Bayonet

    No Slack Bayonet PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    Should be handled when you get your re-evaluation next year. Contact the folks you see for your TDRL. And I'd also contact the VA if your record reflects from DOD they have to change it. They had to change mine when I got approved for CRSC . DOD made the appointment for increase and I wasn't even part of it lol
     
  3. ksteele1985

    ksteele1985 PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    Block 26 of the DD-214 is your separation code which goes hand-in-hand with the separation type. Which for you is temporarily retired.

    What should be changed is on the PEB findings for your disability need to have the combat code that goes along with your disability stating it was incurred in combat or combat related.

    I would suggest contacting your PEBLO or your case manager if you are able to or still have their contact information and are still able to get a hold of them.

    Or if you have been assigned a Wounded Warrior DISC he or she should be able to guide you through this process and should be able to get you updated documentation from the PEB showing your combat code. A DISC is different from the Wounded Warrior call center it is a actual active duty in my case Marine assigned to you in your area and they help you a lot once you get out with anything on the DoD side and VA side and are full of a ton of information and ours checked in on us and made sure we had everything we needed during our transition out to the civilian side. Ours is very helpful and is very knowledgeable especially since we are new to this area when we TDRL from USMC, it we didn't have a DISC we would not be where we are today.

    If you don't have any of the above these numbers will surely help you.

    HQ Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment IDES Liaison/Disability Benefits:
    (703) 432-1856

    PEB:
    (202) 685-6431

    HQMC's MMSR-4 TDRL section:
    Phone: (703) 784-9308/9309/9321
    Email: mmsr4@usmc.mil

    You should also apply for CRCS. Here is some information on it:
    https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/crsc.html
    http://www.secnav.navy.mil/mra/CORB/Pages/CRSCB/default.aspx
    https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/applyforcrsc.html

    Hope this helps.
     
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  4. ngkm5

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    Thanks for the help!

    Ok - I made some phone calls and been informed to contact MMSR and request updated retirement orders. THEN submit DD Form 2860 (I guess with updated orders) to:

    Secretary of the Navy
    Council of Review Boards
    ATTN: Combat Related Special Compensation Branch
    720 Kennon Street SE, Suite 309
    Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5023

    FYI - I'm just going to keep updating this thread throughout the process for further reference.
     
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    What do you mean by DoD increase? Your retirement percentage changed due to CRSC?
     
  6. No Slack Bayonet

    No Slack Bayonet PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    CRSC is a reduced rate retirement, disability retirement can be higher if you can get CRDP
     
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    ksteele1985 PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    No Slack Bayonet PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    I been getting it for 4 years now. If I could get crdp it would be 1100 more per month.
     
  9. ngkm5

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    So I've been getting the run around.
    So far, from what I've gathered, is MMSR-4 can update my orders but only after the PEB sends them notification of change.
    I've contacted the PEB and they have no such record of my appeal. And I personally cannot send the notification to them.
    So I'm trying to track this notification down and get it to the PEB.

    Thanks for all the input thus far guys.
     
  10. hmv88

    hmv88 PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    Do you receive full retirement and VA at age 60?
     
  11. ngkm5

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    No.
    I'm TDRL at 70DoD/80VA
     
  12. hmv88

    hmv88 PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    No if im PDRL do i receive both my full retirement and VA at age 60? 50% both DOD and VA
     

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