On January 13, 2021, Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL) introduced H.R. 303, the Retired Pay Restoration Act.
This bill would extend concurrent receipt authority to longevity retirees with service-connected disabilities rated 40 percent or less. Under current law disabled veterans with longevity retirement from active military service who are also in receipt of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability determination of 50% or higher may retain both military retirement pay and their compensation.
DAV strongly supports H.R. 303 as it would end the unfair policy of forcing many military longevity retirees to forfeit some of their retired pay in order to receive equal amounts of disability compensation from the VA. This legislation is in accord with DAV Resolution No. 002 and would eliminate concurrent receipt for all longevity retirees.
Please use the prepared letter or draft your own to urge your Representative to support and cosponsor H.R. 303. CLICK HERE