CDRP ELIGIBILITY

Mermaidens123

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Currently going through an MEB/PEB for MDD. The only thing I see worth staying on active duty for this process would be if I qualify for CDRP. From what I’ve read if you have 20 yrs of service with a combined va rating of 50% OR if you are medically retired regardless of tis with a combined va rating of 50% you are eligible for CDRP. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
 

RonG

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Currently going through an MEB/PEB for MDD. The only thing I see worth staying on active duty for this process would be if I qualify for CDRP. From what I’ve read if you have 20 yrs of service with a combined va rating of 50% OR if you are medically retired regardless of tis with a combined va rating of 50% you are eligible for CDRP. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
Re: "The only thing I see worth staying on active duty for this process would be if I qualify for CDRP. From what I’ve read if you have 20 yrs of service with a combined va rating of 50% OR if you are medically retired regardless of tis with a combined va rating of 50% you are eligible for CDRP. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong."

Here is the correction: Your interpretation is wrong. You did not accurately cite the requirements.

Per DFAS:


You may be entitled to CRDP if…

  • you are a regular retiree with a VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.
  • you are a reserve retiree with 20 qualifying years of service, who has a VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater and who has reached retirement age. (In most cases the retirement age for reservists is 60, but certain reserve retirees may be eligible before they turn 60. If you are a member of the Ready Reserve, your retirement age can be reduced below age 60 by three months for each 90 days of active service you have performed during a fiscal year.)
  • you are retired under Temporary Early Retirement Act (TERA) and have a VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.
  • [see discussion below] you are a disability retiree who earned entitlement to retired pay under any provision of law other than solely by disability, and you have a VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. You might become eligible for CRDP at the time you would have become eligible for retired pay. [see discussion]
Discussion:

What other entitlement to retired pay have you earned under any provision of law other than solely for disability? Your previous remarks revealed no other qualifications for retired pay.

The most common situations that qualify in that category:
--received CH 61 retirement, but also had 20 years active duty for a regular retirement
--qualify for a reserve retirement at age 60 (and can receive CRDP upon attaining the age requirement)

Summary: You do not qualify for CRDP based on the info you provided UNLESS you also
--qualify for a regular retirement
or
--qualify for a reserve retirement

Ron
 

chaplaincharlie

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It is CRDP (Concurrent Receipt Disability Pay) vice CDRP (you transposed some letters)

@RonG has accurately quoted the guidance on eligibility. The difference in total pay in retirement with vice without 20 YOS is usually significant.
 
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