Due to legislation achieved over the years by AFSA and our Coalition partners, military retirees with a service-connected disability of at least 50 percent (as rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)) are able to concurrently receive all of their military retirement pay and all of their VA disability compensation without offset. Unfortunately, those with disabilities rated below 50 percent still lose one retirement dollar for each compensation dollar received from the VA. It is time to correct this unfair situation.
With the support of this association, Congressman Gus Bilirakis, (R-FL), has reintroduced H.R. 303, the "Retired Pay Restoration Act," which would provide full concurrent receipt for all military retirees having a service connected disability rating-regardless of their VA disability rating level.
AFSA members should contact their Senators and urge them to support this important legislation.