CRDP question...

Lars7899

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I searched and the simple answer isnt there.

If I am medically retired at 21 years, and receive 100% VA disability I should expect the full VA PAY 3700ish and also at the same time another check for 50% of my 21*.5 high 3 pay correct?

So like 6400ish a month total.

Can someone confirm this is how it works and confirm they are getting these payments?

I was sure this was right but a friend who "has advocated for veterans for 3 years" says that total va comp+CRDP wont pay out like that.
 

RonG

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I searched and the simple answer isnt there.

If I am medically retired at 21 years, and receive 100% VA disability I should expect the full VA PAY 3700ish and also at the same time another check for 50% of my 21*.5 high 3 pay correct?

So like 6400ish a month total.

Can someone confirm this is how it works and confirm they are getting these payments?

I was sure this was right but a friend who "has advocated for veterans for 3 years" says that total va comp+CRDP wont pay out like that.
Hello,

1. Are the 21 years all active duty or are they 21 good years for reserve retirement?
--a. With 21 years active duty and qualifying for a regular retirement, you could receive CRDP starting a time of retirement.
--b. If you have 20 good years for reserve retirement, you could receive CRDP once you met the age requirement for reserve retirement.

2. If you qualify under 1a:
--Your retired pay will reduced by the amount of your VA compensation ~about 3700 you said
--CRDP will restore the dollar amount of the longevity portion of retired pay that was waived. Longevity is: active duty years x 2.5% = multiplier; high three average base pay x multiplier = longevity portion of retired pay
--The combination of CRDP plus residual retired pay (left over from the reduction) cannot exceed the longevity amount.

3. If you qualify under 1b:
--The computation shown in item 2 will apply, except you have to wait for the age requirement to be met (around age 60).

4. Your entitlement each month will be:
--VA compensation
PLUS
--CRDP at item 2 or item 3.

5. If you are a reservist with 20 good years and have yet to meet the age requirement, all you will receive at this time is the ~3700 VA compensation and possibly residual retired pay, if applicable.

Ron
 

RonG

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Based on your info, your CRDP would be
21 x 0.025 = 52.5% multiplier
High three average base pay x 0.525 = longevity portion of retired pay and CRDP

The combination of CRDP plus residual retired pay cannot exceed the dollar amount of the longevity amount.

Ron
 
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