Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Back pay late for thousands of disabled vets

Thousands of disabled military retirees due back pay under one of the military’s two “concurrent receipt” programs — CRSC and CRDP – will wait longer than they expected to be paid in full, senior officials said.

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service had hoped by Sept. 30 this year to complete screening of pay records for 133,000 disabled career retirees who likely have been underpaid at least a few months after becoming eligible for Combat-Related Special Compensation or Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay...

As of April 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs had made $76.1 million in retro payments to 40,145 military retirees, an average of $1,900 apiece.

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