Please note the corrected bill number - HR 333. We apologize for the mistake! The Issue: Authorizing military retirees with service connected disabilities rated less than 50% to concurrently receive military retirement pay and VA disability pensionsImmediate Action Required: Contact your Senators and Representative and ask them to support S. 344, introduced by Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI); and H.R.333 introduced by Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) that would authorize military retirees with service connected disabilities rated at less than fifty percent to collect their military retirement pay and VA disability pensions at the same time NGAUS needs you to actively contact your Senators and Representative to urge them to support S.344, introduced by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and currently co-sponsored by 17 other senators, and H.R.333 introduced by Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and currently co-sponsored by 108 other members of the House. These companion bills would remove the 50% disability rating requirement to collect military retirement pay and VA disability pensions concurrently. Concurrent receipt of military retirement pay and VA disability pensions by military retirees with service connected disabilities is currently authorized only for those with service connected disabilities rated not less than 50 %. This arbitrarily denies an important benefit to those retired members suffering from significant service connected disabilities rated at less than 50%. NGAUS strongly supports S.344 and H.R.533 that would allow retired members with service connected disability ratings of less than 50% to collect military retired pay and VA disability pensions concurrently. Our disabled retirees deserve the important pay benefit and recognition that this legislation would provide. TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION: By using the “Write to Congress” feature on the NGAUS Web site at www.ngaus.org/writetocongress, you can IMMEDIATELY e-mail your elected representatives. A sample letter is included in our “Write to Congress” feature. You can e-mail the pre-written message or edit the sample letter as you desire. This is the quickest and most effective method of expressing your views to Congress. Also, contact your friends and family and urge them to "Write to Congress" as well. For more in-depth information and background visit our web site at www.ngaus.org. Please direct any questions concerning this issue to Pete Duffy, NGAUS Deputy Legislative Director at 202-454-5307 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.