2-22-13

Senate Concurrent Receipt Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) has introduced the “Retired Pay Restoration Act” (S. 234) that would allow receipt of both military retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation for more disabled retirees. The bill is a comprehensive concurrent receipt measure that, among other provisions, would repeal the 50-percent-or-higher disability rating required to receive Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) and allow all disabled retirees, including those who were medically retired with less than 20 years of service (Chapter 61 retirees), to receive CRDP benefits and their military retired pay without offset.  

Members are urged to use the FRA Action Center to ask their senators support this legislation and also use the site to ask their representatives to support two related bills introduced in the House (H.R. 303 & H.R. 333).