What is Co-Managed Care for Veterans?

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) provides tax-free monthly payments to eligible retired veterans with combat-related injuries. With CRSC, veterans can receive both their full military retirement pay and their VA disability compensation, if the injury is combat-related.


Retired veterans with combat-related injuries must meet all of the following criteria to apply for CRSC:

  • Active, Reserve, or medically retired with 20 years of creditable service.
  • Receiving military retired pay.
  • Have a 10% or greater VA-rated injury.
  • Military retired pay is reduced by VA disability payments (VA Waiver).

In addition, veterans must be able to provide documentary evidence that their injuries were a result of one of the following:

  • Training that simulates war (e.g., exercises, field training)
  • Hazardous duty (e.g., flight, diving, parachute duty)
  • An instrumentality of war (e.g. combat vehicles, weapons, Agent Orange)
  • Armed conflict (e.g. gunshot wounds {Purple Heart}, punji stick injuries)

For more information, visit the DoD's Web site, or call the toll free phone number for the veteran’s branch of service: (Army) 1-866-281-3254; (Air Force) 1-800-616-3775; and (Navy) 1-877-366-2772.

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