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Experience:  Retired Marine Corps lawyer and Veterans Services Officer (VSO) with 12+ yrs. of experience.
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Can you receive both your military retired pay and your VA

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Can you receive both your military retired pay and your VA disablity pay if you were medically retired with a rating of 50% from the Army and 80% from the VA and 10yrs of service?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.

Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay can allow to receive both military retirement benefits and VA disability compensation...however, to collect his, you need to have 20 years of service. You must have have 20 or more years of active duty, or 20 or more "good years" of reserve time.

That is the only way to qualify for this program.

This also applies to Combat-Related Special Compensation.

You can see more info here on the DFAS site

Let me know if you have more questions.