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[S. 2385 Introduced in Senate (IS)]


109th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2385

   To amend title 10, United States Code, to expand eligibility for 
 Combat-Related Special Compensation paid by the uniformed services in 
 order to permit certain additional retired members who have a service-
 connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the 
 Department of Veterans Affairs for that disability and Combat-Related 
           Special Compensation by reason of that disability.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 8, 2006

   Mr. Reid introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
              referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title 10, United States Code, to expand eligibility for 
 Combat-Related Special Compensation paid by the uniformed services in 
 order to permit certain additional retired members who have a service-
 connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the 
 Department of Veterans Affairs for that disability and Combat-Related 
           Special Compensation by reason of that disability.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Combat-Related Special Compensation 
Act of 2006''.

SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION ELIGIBILITY 
              FOR CHAPTER 61 MILITARY RETIREES.

    (a) Eligibility.--Subsection (c) of section 1413a of title 10, 
United States Code, is amended by striking ``entitled to retired pay 
who--'' and all that follows and inserting ``who--
            ``(1) is entitled to retired pay (other than by reason of 
        section 12731b of this title); and
            ``(2) has a combat-related disability.''.
    (b) Computation.--Paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of such section 
is amended--
            (1) by designating the text of that paragraph as 
        subparagraph (A), realigning that text so as to be indented 4 
        ems from the left margin, and inserting before ``In the case 
        of'' the following heading: ``In general.--''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
                    ``(B) Special rule for retirees with fewer than 20 
                years of service.--In the case of an eligible combat-
                related disabled uniformed services retiree who is 
                retired under chapter 61 of this title with fewer than 
                20 years of creditable service, the amount of the 
                payment under paragraph (1) for any month shall be 
                reduced by the amount (if any) by which the amount of 
                the member's retired pay under chapter 61 of this title 
                exceeds the amount equal to 2\1/2\ percent of the 
                member's years of creditable service multiplied by the 
                member's retired pay base under section 1406(b)(1) or 
                1407 of this title, whichever is applicable to the 
                member.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect on January 1, 2006, and shall apply to payments for months 
beginning on or after that date.
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