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Allow Veterans to Receive Earned VA Benefits and Military Retirement Pay
The majority of service members who are medically retired from military service due to combat-related injuries are not allowed to collect their full military retirement pay and VA disability compensation. Currently, only veterans who have served 20 or more years and have VA disability ratings of 50 percent or greater can receive both payments in full.

The Major Richard Star Act (H.R. 1282/S. 344) would allow medical retirees with less than 20 years of creditable service to concurrently receive both payments without reductions.

PVA Position: Veterans should not lose money that is owed to them due to a service-connected injury. Congress must ensure America's combat-injured retirees can receive all of their entitlements by passing the Major Richard Star Act (H.R. 1282/S. 344).

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