The advantages of Combat-Related Special Compensation are significant. Most importantly, military retirees who qualify for CRSC will not have their Veterans' Administration disability compensation subtracted from their total military retirement pay. This means that military veterans suffering from war-related injuries, who have 20-plus years of service, receive their VA disability compensation in addition to the full amount of their military retirement pay.
Most wounded veterans who are suffering from war-related injuries will have a lot of questions about veterans benefits. Also, non-veteran disabled Americans will also have questions about the Social Security disability system. First and foremost, they will want to know what kind of benefits they can qualify for. They will also want to know how they can apply and what kinds of information they will need to provide during the application process.
Earlier this year, whistleblowers who worked at a Veteran's Affairs hospital in another state blew the lid off of a scandal involving our nation's veterans. When the whistleblowers were done filing their complaints about financial mismanagement by higher-ups, long appointment wait times and cover-ups of waiting lists that showed the appointment delays, they say they experienced retaliation.
Our veterans deserve the best health care our country can provide. Unfortunately, many veterans with war-related injuries -- severe injuries -- are not receiving the timely medical and mental health care they need.