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How Military Retirement Pay is Computed

Calculation For Navy and Marine Corps members, you are considered to be a retired member for classification purposes if you are an enlisted member with over 30 years service,...


Discharged Gay and Lesbian Veterans Win $2.4M Class Action Back Pay Settlement

If you were involuntarily but honorably discharged from the military for homosexuality, and you had at least six years of service prior to discharge, you may have thousands of...


Recommendation: Earlier Pension Payouts for Career Reservists and Guard Members

The new Quadrennial Defense Review is out, and it’s a doozy. One of the bigger issues affecting reader pocketbooks is proposed reforms in reservist and Guard pay. The bottom...


No full severance for DADT service members

Within days of the controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy's repeal, the Obama administration is trying to block full severance pay for anyone dismissed under the rule. A...


Reserve Component Retirement Overview

Retirement from the military has a lot to offer if you have stayed in the military for more than 20 years and are eligible for the benefits. First, the military provides a...


Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) Overview

Until 2004, it was against the law to receive both military retirement benefits and VA disability compensation. If a disable military retiree wished to receive VA disability...


Calculating Your Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) Rate

Start with Your Current VA disability Compensation Waiver. Subtract the CRDP "Table Rate." Then multiply by the current CRDP “Phase Out” percentage. Because of the...


Veteran's Pensions Overview

There are two pension benefits available for eligible veterans who are unable to work and are on a limited income. The Veterans Disability Pension or the Veterans Pension for...


Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits Overview

Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a benefit that may be paid in addition to monthly pension. Eligibility requirements for A&A are: Veteran requires aid to perform...


Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Overview

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of certain deceased veterans. Monthly Rate If the veteran’s death was after January 1,...


Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Eligibility

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of deceased veterans who meet specific criteria.  Both the veteran and their...


Veteran's Pensions Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for the Veterans Disability Pension or the Veterans Pension for Veterans 65 or Older: Veteran discharged from service under other than dishonorable...


Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Application Process

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of certain deceased veterans. To apply, fill out VA Form 21-534, Application for...


Military Retired Pay Overview

A retirement plan from active duty U.S. military is unlike most corporate retirement plans. For starters, most retirement plans do not offer a pension with benefits that start...


Veteran Disability Compensation

Veterans who have incurred a service-related disability may be eligible for more than $3,100 in monthly benefits. These are benefits paid to veterans who were injured or...


VA Disability Compensation Application Process

Begin the application process by completing VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation Or Pension. This can also be completed online through the VONAPP web site....


VA Travel Reimbursement

Reimbursement for mileage or public transportation may be paid to the following: Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated at 30% or more; Veterans traveling for...


Military Veteran's Pay Overview

Military Veterans fall into two categories: career-retired and non-career retired. Actual pay benefits vary depending on which category you fall into. But there are benefits...