Combat-Related Special Compensation


The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB has called on its Contact Center staff to assist Air Force retirees who have questions on the Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) program.

Officials noted that while the staff may be able to answer basic questions concerning the new law, more complicated questions may be referred to disability experts.

The local phone number in the San Antonio area is (210) 565-5000; the DSN number for those with access to the military line is 665-5000.  Retirees outside the San Antonio area may call toll free 1 (866) 229-7074.

Retirees with computers and with Internet capability should download the form along with the application procedures from the web site:

The CRSC, part of Public Law 107-313 eliminating the disability offset to retired pay for a small number of retirees, becomes effective June 1.

Eligible under the law are those retirees with at least 20 years of active duty and:

(a)  any disability rating (at least 10 percent) that is associated with a Purple Heart or

(b)  a disability rating of 60 percent or higher that was due to a combat-related or operations-related disability.


13 Jan 2009 05:47 PM