RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

VA RETRO PAY PROJECT UPDATE 1 September 14, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on September 14th, 2008

In SEP 06 the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) identified more than 133,000 recipients of Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) or Concurrent Retired Disability Payment (CRDP) potentially eligible for additional retroactive compensation. Since then the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) in coordination with the DVA have processed all of the original cases as of 8 JUN 08. Throughout the project DVA identified additional retirees that were prospectively eligible for retroactive payments. The agency also resubmitted accounts, from the original 133,000, for potential supplementary entitlements. Those accounts, classified as “new and returning,” were processed as of 29 JUN 08. Those people identified with potential eligibility for retroactive payment after JAN 08, were placed in a category referred to as “On-Going.” The On-Going category documents the most recently received new and returning VA Retro cases. Those accounts as of 20 JUL 08, have been processed. To date a total of more than 230,000 accounts have been processed. Going forward, plans are to process all incoming claims within 30 days. While certain accounts may have received payment from DFAS, you may also be eligible for payment from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA). Once your account has been processed at DFAS, the information is forwarded to the DVA for additional validation and possible payment. There may often be a lapse of time between the payments from the two different agencies. Questions concerning the VA can be addressed by calling 1-800-827-1000. [Source: DFAS http://www.dfas.mil/retiredpay/retroactivepayment.html 5 Sep 08 ++]

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