1-25-2013

Concurrent Receipt Bills Introduced

Rep. Sanford Bishop (Ga.) has introduced the "Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act" (H.R. 333), which provides full concurrent receipt of military retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation – without offset – for all disabled retirees, including those with less 20 years of service.

Additionally, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (Fla.) introduced the “Retired Pay Restoration Act” (H.R. 303) that would authorize retirees with disability ratings of less than 50 percent to receive service-connected disability from VA and their full retirement pay. This measure would apply to retirees currently eligible for Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) – a benefit currently available only for those whose disabilities are rated at 50 percent or more.

Members are urged to use the FRA Action Center to contact their representative to ask their support on these two important legislative proposals.