When some soldiers retire from the military, they are also eligible for disability compensation from the VA. Due to current guidelines, they are, in most cases, prohibited from fully collecting both. The CRSC enables the soldier to receive either partial or full concurrent compensation from both in certain situations.
For CRSC to apply, the service member must:
1. Have twenty years or more of qualifying service.
2. Have a disability rating from the VA and be receiving VA disability compensation that is offsetting retirement pay.
3. The VA disability rating must be due to a combat related disability.
4. The combined rating for all combat related disabilities must be at least 10%.
CRSC is a non taxable benefit that is retroactive to the date that the soldier became eligible to receive CRSC (after June 1, 2003).