RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) eligibility

Posted by Service Officer on February 15th, 2008

CRSC UPDATE 37: The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law on 29 JAN 08. The NDAA expanded Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) eligibility to include those who were medically retired under Chapter 61with less than 20 years of service, effective 1 JAN 08. A Chapter 61 retiree is anyone who was medically retired from military service. Chapter 61 is a new component for CRSC. Medically retired Veterans must still provide documentation that shows a causal link between a current VA disability and a combat-related event. CRSC will not begin processing claims until the DoD provides program implementation instructions. Potentially eligible retirees can begin to gather the required documentation (VA rating decision, DD214, medical records) needed to submit their claim. Required documentation includes a signed claim form and:

1. Copy of Chapter 61 Board results (Chapter 61 claimants only).

2. Copies of ALL VA rating decisions which include the letter and the narrative summaries

3. Copies of ALL DD214′s

4. Medical records that support “HOW” the injury occurred for each claimed disability that meets the criteria for combat-related. Refer to CRSC website to learn what combat-related is.

The CRSC website www.crsc.army.mil will be kept updated with program guidance and claim information. For questions and further guidance send email to crsc.info@us.army.mil or contact the CRSC call center at 1(866) 281-3254. [Source: U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program Northeast Team Ayandria Barry input 5 Feb 08 ++]

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