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Military Retirement Benefits /Disability Retirement

DoD Disability Compensation and Severance

The Department of Defense provides two types of disability compensation: Permanent Disability Reitrement and Temporary Disability Retirement. They also provide something known as Disaiblity Severance Pay. A. Permanent Disability Permanent disability is available for individuals: who have 20 years or more of service and a permanent disability (any rating); or  who have a permanent disability rated at least 30% that was incurred while in th more...

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Military Disability Retirement and Severance Pay

Individuals who are separated from military service for medical reasons may be eligible for either military disability retirement benefits or a one-time severance payment.  The benefit was created to help service members who had to give up their military careers for medical reasons. Permanent Disability Retirement Service members more...

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Military Retired Pay and Spousal Support: FAQ's

How the law treats military retired pay in the event of a divorce. more...

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Military Service and Social Security Benefits

A Fact Sheet prepared by the Social Security Administration explaining how military service and military retirement benefits affect Social Security Benefits. more...

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Physical Disability Review Board

BackgroundA disabled veteran may be eligible for military disability benefits, Social Security Disability benefits and VA disability benefits. Read information about the differences here. If the veteran’s disability rating is high, he or she may be eligible for a monthly “military retirement disability benefit” from the Department of Defense. However, if the rating is low, they are only eligible for a one- more...

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