Thank yo for the reply but I am going strictly by the scenario given.

I am trying to help a friend and to better understand the process. I retired in 2017 and have since sorted out of my details, but I am interested in the scenario provided.

Being medically retired, Can you get Both? or do you get the higher of the two?

Thanks Again

Hello,

Then the following applies:

1. What is your DoD disability retirement percentage?

2. What is the amount of your VA compensation (include dependent categories, numbers, and ages of children)

3. Are 14 years active duty the precise number of years and months?

4. What is your average high three base pay for retirement (total of highest 36 months of pay divided by 36)?

Remarks:

--Medical retirement is generally disability retired percentage (or longevity multiplier, whichever is higher) x average high three for retirement.

--That retired pay is reduced by the amount of the VA compensation. Any left over retired pay is kept by the retiree.

--He she will also receive VA compensation.

--The "person" you described is not eligible for CRDP (concurrent receipt)

--he or she might be entitled to CRSC.

It is not an either or situation with regard to ret pay or VA comp. It is:

--Medical retirement is generally disability retired percentage (or longevity multiplier, whichever is higher) x average high three for retirement.

--That retired pay is reduced by the amount of the VA compensation. Any left over retired pay is kept by the retiree.

--The retiree also receives the VA comp.

I have never seen one case where it was more advantageous to decline VA comp since any left over retired pay is kept by retiree.

Ron