When submitting your application please provide only copies of your supporting documentation as the
documents will not be returned.
Supporting documentation should include your VA Rating Decision, DD 214
(DD 215 if applicable), Purple Heart Award citation - if available and the
award pertains to any of the injuries to be considered, other combat awards
received, and those select sections of VA or military medical or personnel
records that support your claim. If you were
processed for a Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) please include a copy of the
PEB “Findings Letter” (do not include the enclosures) and the Medical
Evaluation Board Letter.
When describing how your injury occurred please provide details about the specific
event(s) that caused the injury.
Injuries that simply occur in a combat “environment” (i.e. a
combat-zone) are not automatically considered combat-related. Review Appendix A of the application for a
description of the categories that may be considered combat-related. Injuries covered under the “presumptive
illness” categories established by the Department of Veterans Affairs need only
be listed as such within the application (i.e. Type II Diabetes due to Agent
Do not send your entire medical record as this slows the process
of reviewing your application. Submit
only those select portions which document the cause of your injury. This could be as little as one or two pages
but should confirm “where, when, and how” an injury occurred (i.e. combat
engagement, enemy artillery, combat training, etc.).
express ship applications through USPS.
CRSC mail delivered through USPS undergoes a security screening which
delays delivery regardless of shipment priority. Email your application to CRSC@navy.mil, or
FAX to 202-685-6610, or mail it to the address below. Questions can be addressed via email to or
the CRSCB message board at 877-366-2772 and a case analyst will return your
of the NavyCouncil of
Related Special Compensation Board720 Kennon
Street SE, Suite 309Washington
Navy Yard, DC 20374-5023