Posted on Aug 19, 2014
SFC William Swartz Jr
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I just received notification from the VA that my sleep apnea was rated, after having to re-submit my medical records, and my overall rating is now at 60% for compensation. My question is, have any of my brothers or sisters on here been rated at 50% or higher for compensation and if so, do you get an additional check from VA on top of your retirement check if you retired at 20-years or more? I know there used to be the No concurrent payment thing, but if not mistaken that was changed about 10-years or so ago.
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MSG Wade Huffman
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It will take some time, but YES, you will receive both checks in full. The delay is generally with DFAS rather than the VA (believe it or not! LOL!) Your letter should state something to the effect of "your retired pay center has been informed of this decision...".
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SFC William Swartz Jr
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That's great to hear, and go figure about DFAS lol!! Yeah the letter did state that after I re-read it..sometimes the ol' noggin don't work too good, of course it could be I read it after one of my night shifts when I was tired as all be damned lol.
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MSG Wade Huffman
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SFC William Swartz Jr , it's all good. Those letters are NOT easy reads to begin with. If I didn't deal with the VA for a living I'd be (even more) confused! LOL!
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SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
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SFC William Swartz Jr.,

If you served 20 years or more and are eligible to draw a retirement check from DFAS and you receive a VA disability rating of 50% or more, you SHOULD be eligible for Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP). SO short answer, yes.

If you are a medical (Chapter 61) retiree and you are eligible to draw pay from DFAS plus have a VA disabled condition rated at 10% or more which is Combat Related, then you may be eligible for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC).

CRDP is almost always a better solution. When CRDP was phased in, you received a percentage increase over time until you were receiving full concurrent receipt of both DFAS and VA payments.

See http://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/crdp.html for additional information on CRDP.

Hope this helps,

SFC Joseph M. Finck USA (Ret)
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SFC William Swartz Jr
SFC William Swartz Jr
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TY for the info, I have, as of September, received CRDP on top of my retirement....plus received my back pay on the rating going back to last November so it was a good payday on 1 October!!
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SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
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Outstanding. Glad it is all working out.
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SGT Thomas Lucken
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Seem to evade questions on way claims so long! Considering a while back, the POTUS said they were going to improve the process!!!! When and what century..... I wasn't to impress with the meeting to be honest! I damn sure didn't walk out with that ol' warm fuzzy feeling!!!!!!

Congressman John Shimkus, Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting August 19, 2014 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5694 Highland, IL

12th District members in picture. Front row from the right Congressman John Shimkus, Al Luehm 12th District Commander, VFW Post 5694 Commander Paul Kustermann, Tom Miller, Past 12th Dist. Cmdr. Kate Broadhurst, 12th District Adjutant Jack Fessler, Jim Causey, Past State Commander Russ Rieke Sr.

Back row, right to left Maurice Niehaus, Post 9770 Sr. Vice Cmdr. Tom Lucken, Post 5694 Chaplin Tony Haislar, Troy Huddle, Brett Leman, Post 5694 Quartermaster Dave Kampwerth, Post 976 Commander Tony Avers.

Thank You, Allen J. Luehm 12th Dist. Cmdr.
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