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There are disability retirees who have approved CRSC but are not entitled to CRSC because their residual retired pay (left over) from the VA offset is more than the CRSC. The combination of residual retired pay + CRSC cannot exceed the dollar amount of the longevity portion of retirement pay. Has your husband continued to receive a portion of his retired pay and if so, what is the gross amount? His gross retired pay was probably high three average base pay x 75% = gross retired pay.My husband was approved for CRSC backdated to his medical retirement of 26 Feb 18. He was approved in October, first CRSC pay was Dec 18. When we called to inquire about backpay today the DFAS rep said it was in audit but had been rejected. She had no idea what that meant, but she suggested that maybe something was input wrong. They can’t deny you backpay that you were approved for (based on the CRSC approval letter stating Feb 2018) - can they?
FYI: He has no debt, did not owe the military any money - was medically retired after 18 years, is rated 100% VA and 80% AF with 80% CRSC.
The amount of gross retired pay should be reduced by the VA offset of $3000+.
Also, if your husband did not waive retired pay in the amount of VA compensation for the retroactive period there would be no entitlement since CRSC replaces some or all of waived retired pay. No waiver = no CRSC.
Your husband should insist upon speaking with someone at DFAS (in the CRSC/CRDP unit of Retired Pay)who can provide a sensible answer. You can also request a copy of the CRSC audit by writing:
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis IN 46249-1200
The signed request can be faxed.
Retired Pay: 800-469-6559