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Hello everyone. I have tried to find the answer to my question, but it seems everyone has a slightly different case. I retired back in December of 2018 at 20 years of service. I was NOT Medically retired. It was a normal retirement. I had a lot of medical issues my last 2 years of service but I was allowed to finish my service and retire honorably. I just received my rating of 100% P&T. I haven’t received my official letter in the mail yet, but I have read my summary letter on the VA website. The Summary says that I am indeed 100% P&T, but my monthly benefit is only $1400. I talked to a VA rep on the phone and she said I can’t receive both Retirement and Disability pay so my total Disability pay has been offset by my retirement pay. I found that odd because of retired service men I work with who receive both. I started researching CRDP but can’t find what I am looking for. Everything I have read leads me to believe I should be able to receive both retirement pay and full Disability Pay. I searched to see if the rules for CRDP have recently changed and have found nothing of the sort. Why am I not entitled to CRDP? What does DFAS have to do with it and if enrollment is automatic who is responsible for enrolling me?
I hope to get some answers to these questions. Thank you for help and advice in advance.
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Hello everyone. I have tried to find the answer to my question, but it seems everyone has a slightly different case. I retired back in December of 2018 at 20 years of service. I was NOT Medically retired. It was a normal retirement.