Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) is a monthly benefit for eligible retired military to recover a portion or all of their retirement pay that was offset by their VA disability compensation. For eligible retirees who have a combat-related injury, this entitlement is an addition to all retirement payments received from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).
Qualification for Combat-Related Special Compensation
The qualifications for CRSC include:
Your specific disability codes must be combat related.
Changes to the Combat-Related Special Compensation
The National Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 expanded the qualifications for eligible retired Veterans to include those who had served less than twenty years.
Applying for Combat-Related Special Compensation
If you meet the qualifications for CRSC, you may submit DD Form 2860 with proper support documentations to your specific branch of service. You will receive written notification of your approved or denied benefits. If you are approved, the DFAS will be notified, and you should begin to receive non-taxable payments in 60 to 90 days.
Counsel from Fight4Vets
The legal counsel at Fight4Vets wants to help every Veteran receive the benefits and compensation they deserve. If you have questions or need guidance in any Veterans’ benefits matter, please do hesitate to call our office today.