Lawmakers are continuing efforts to restore retirement pay to many disabled Veterans. Currently, Veterans who receive Veterans disability for a service-connected condition rated at under 50%, and who also receive their military retirement pay, have the amount they receive in disability benefits subtracted from their retirement pay.
A proposed bill called the “Retired Pay Restoration Act” – the most recent version of which was introduced by Representative Gus Bilirakis of Florida – would change that. If the bill passes, it will allow those Veterans to receive both their disability payments and their full military retirement pay. By some estimates, it could affect up to 550,000 Veterans.
Developments with the bill are still ongoing, as it has yet to be passed by the House of Representatives. The bill’s progress may be tracked here.
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