S.845 - A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired servicemembers who have a service-connected disability to receive disability compensation and either retired pay or Combat-Related Special Compensation and to eliminate the phase-in period with respect to such concurrent receipt.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 04/19/2005)|
|Latest Action:||04/20/2005 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 79.|
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Summary: S.845 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/19/2005)
Expresses the sense of Congress that military retired pay should not be reduced because a military retiree is also eligible for veterans' disability compensation awarded for a service-connected disability.
Allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (currently, only a disability rated at 50 percent or more). Repeals provisions phasing in the full concurrent receipt of such pay through December 31, 2013.
Makes eligible for the full concurrent receipt of both veterans' disability compensation and either military retired pay or combat-related special pay those individuals who were retired or separated from military service due to a service-connected disability.