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Am I Eligible?

 

 
 

Cliff Notes on Eligibility

You are eligible if:

1. You are receiving retired pay

AND

2. You are receiving VA compensation

 

Detailed CRSC Eligibility Requirements 

 

Preliminary CRSC criteria must be met for us to consider your application and final CRSC criteria must be met for us to approve your application. Applications are screened against both the CRSC 2004 Criteria and the CRSC 2008 Criteria to determine if applicants are eligible, and should be compensated, for CRSC under the original program. The 2004 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) CRSC qualifying criteria is limited to active and reserve retirees with 20 qualifying years who have a VA rated disability at 10% or more and 20 or more years of service are eligible for this benefit. By law retroactive compensation is limited to 6 years prior to CRSC claim date. The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expanded the CRSC qualifying criteria to Chapter 61/Medical retiree. The term “Chapter 61” comes from the corresponding chapter in Title 10 US code defining the different categories of medical separation and retirement. For example, if you were retired under 10 US Code Sec. 1201, that means Title 10, US Code, Chapter 61, Section 1201; which states “Regulars and members on active duty for more than 30 days; retirement.” CRSC 2004 CRITERIA Preliminary criteria. A retired member of the Uniformed Services who meets each of the following four conditions will be considered to meet the Preliminary CRSC Criteria:

  1.  Has 20 or more years of service in the Uniformed Services for purposes of computing the amount of retired pay and, for a Reservist, is 60 years or older.

  2.  Is in a retired status (i.e., is on the retired rolls, or has been transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve).

  3.  Is entitled to retired pay, including retirees whose pay may be reduced due to receipt of VA disability compensation.

  4.  Has qualifying disability ratings (percentages), from the VA which are at least 10% disabling. CRSC 2008 CRITERIA Preliminary criteria. A retired member of the Uniformed Services who meets each of the following four conditions will be considered to meet the Preliminary CRSC Criteria:

     a.  Medically retired or TERA with more than 30 days of service in the Uniformed Services for purposes of computing the amount of retired pay.

     b.  Is in a retired status (i.e., is on the retired rolls, or has been transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve).

    c.  Is entitled to retired pay, including retirees whose pay may be reduced due to receipt of VA disability compensation.

    d. Has qualifying disability rating of at least 10% from either the VA.

As we apply the public law and OSD guidance objectively and impartially, not all applications will be approved for CRSC. In general, many injuries/conditions that Sailors and Marines incur on active duty are not combat-related even though they are found to be service-connected by the VA. Applications that do not meet both preliminary criteria are not eligible to apply for CRSC. Consequently, those applications will be denied.

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