I will be officially medically retired on 10 March 2020. 36 years of reserve service high 3 is 6200.00. VA%=80%. DOD%=50%. Not sure if you need my retirement points (4050 ) since disability will be higher.I'm married and all children are adults. Can you please break it down like the previous figures above. Thanks

Hello,

It is important to note that the original case in this thread was for an individual who had completed 20 years active duty. The examples below use the DoD disability multiplier for the retired pay since the longevity multiplier would be 28.13%.

**Based on the info you provided and assuming you meet the age requirement for reserve retirement and have 20 good years**:

1. High three average base pay 6200 x 0.50 = 3100 DoD disability retired pay

2. VA compensation @ 80% with spouse = 1657.80

3. 3100 retired pay minus 1657.80 = 1442.20 residual retired pay

4. Your active duty equivalent was needed. 4050/360 = 11.25 active duty equivalent based on info available

5. 11.25 x 0.025 = 28.13% longevity multiplier

6. 6200 x 0.2813 = 1744.06 longevity portion of retired pay

7. If you currently meet the age requirement for reserve retirement, you are eligible for CRDP based on the info provided.

8. Maximum amount of CRDP: 1744.06 minus residual retired pay of 1442.20 = 301.86 CRDP

9. DFAS will pay the following if you are presently eligible for reserve retirement;

--1442.20 residual retired pay PLUS 301.86 CRDP =

**1744.06**
10. The VA will pay 1657.80

**Conversely**.

If you do not currently meet the age requirement for reserve retirement.

1. High three average base pay 6200 x 0.50 = 3100 DoD disability retired pay

2. VA compensation @ 80% with spouse = 1657.80

3. 3100 retired pay minus 1657.80 = 1442.20 residual retired pay

4. You will receive 1442.20 from DFAS

and

from the VA, 1657.80

**Edited to Add, computation for reserve retirement in this case, using the longevity multiplier. This scenario would not occur until the reserve age requirement is met. There is not a Chapter 61 disability retirement in this scenario.**
1. High three average base pay 6200 x 0.2813 = 1744.06 reserve retired pay

2. 1744.06 reserve retired pay minus 1657.80 VA comp amount = 86.26 residual retirement pay

3. VA compensation @ 80% with spouse = 1657.80

4. 1744.06 maximum CRDP minus 86.26 residual retired pay = 1657.80 CRDP

5. DFAS would pay: 86.26 + 1657.80 = 1744.06 which is the longevity amount

6. The VA would pay 1657.80

Note: The DFAS RAS might not show all these computations; however, the info provided above shows how the gross amounts payable are determined.

The computations are based on the info you provided.

Ron