Hello

@armyaviator ,

As I mentioned previously, the CRSC for a CH 61 might end up less than the amount for the approved CRSC percentages. The CRSC amounts for the approved disabilities are found in the VA compensation tables. Many receive a lesser amount which would be the dollar amount of the longevity portion of retired pay.

Example of longevity amount:

5 years active duty or active duty equivalent

5 yrs x 2.5% = 12,5% longevity multiplier

Average high three for base pay, example 2000 x 12.5% = 250 dollar amount of the longevity portion of retired pay.

From the Army (and I have never had a need to use this since the CRSC approved percentage is cited in the CRSC approval letter):

**Calculating CRSC** :

(1) Subtract each disability percent from 100% to obtain the remaining efficiencies

(2) Multiply the remaining efficiencies together

(3) Subtract the result from 100%

(4) Round to the nearest 10%, round up for 5% or above

**Example Calculation** : Assuming a retired Service member has three disability ratings of 40%, 30% and 20%, using the above formula results in a combined disability of 70%, as follows:

(1) 100%-40%=60%; 100%-30%=70%; and 100%-20%=80%

(2) 60% x 70% x 80% = 34%

(3) 100% - 34% = 66%

(4) 66% rounds up to a 70% combined disability.

**Note:** Any questions relating to the payment of CRSC claims must be addressed to Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) who is the pay authority for CRSC.

**Special rules regarding chapter 61 Retirees** : Disability Retirees (even those with less than twenty years of service) are eligible for CRSC but the rate of payment must be reduced by the difference between retired pay based upon disability and retired pay for years of service.

Reference:

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) <--LINK

Ron