DD Form 2860 Claim for Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

What Is DD Form 2860?

The DD Form 2860 or the Application for Combat-Related Special Compensation is a form used by the military retirees to claim Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) through the appropriate branch of the U.S. Army. The claim is reviewed to determine eligibility for benefits, and to define the amount and effective dates of payment.

This DD 2860 is alternatively called the VA Form DD 2860 or the CRSC DD Form 2860 for short. The July 2011 edition issued by the Department of Defence (DoD) is effective and in use to this day.

A fillable DD 2860 form - often incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2860 - is available for download below.

How to Apply For CRSC?

Combat-Related Special Compensation is a form of benefits provided to retirees whose retired pay was offset because of them receiving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for combat-related disabilities.

The CRSC program launched on May 31, 2003, and the qualifying criteria for eligible members were expanded on January 1, 2004, and again, on January 1, 2008. CRSC Payments are retroactive for members who meet previously existing qualifying criteria. To be eligible during any time period, a member must have disabilities that are determined by the parent branch of Military Service to be the direct result of armed conflict, especially dangerous military duty, training exercises that simulate war or caused by war-related events.

These disabilities must be compensated by the VA and result in an offset to the retirees' military pay.

To apply for CRSC you must download a copy of DD Form 2860, fill in all sections of the form and submit your application through your parent military service branch. Each service branch has the authority to determine your eligibility. This authorized personnel is tasked with determining whether or not your disability can be considered combat-related or not.

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CLAIM FOR COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION (CRSC)
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S. Code Section 1413a; DoD Financial Management Regulation, Volume 7B Chapter 63; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): Used by a military retiree to submit a claim through the appropriate uniformed service for Combat-
Related Special Compensation (CRSC). Claim is reviewed to determine eligibility for benefits, and determine the amount and
effective dates of payment.
ROUTINE USE(S): Information is provided to individuals authorized to receive retired and annuitant payments on behalf of retirees
or annuitants.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to provide any required information may result in member not being considered eligible
for CRSC.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Complete this form carefully and accurately.
To submit a valid claim you must complete the ENTIRE FORM and SIGN IT IN SECTION VI (bottom of Page 3). Unsigned claim
forms will not be processed.
Complete and submit this form (pages 1 - 3 ONLY) to apply for Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC). Print, type, or use a
computer and provide the best information available. If you do not know the answer, enter "Don't Know" or "DK". Do not leave any
item blank. You must identify the disabilities that you are claiming.
It is your responsibility to provide supporting documents from personal or government records, so make sure you supply all
documentation necessary to verify this claim.
If you need assistance completing this form, consult with the agency from which you retired (or another agency, as appropriate).
Army: http://www.crsc.army.mil/
Navy & Marine Corps: http://www.hq.navy.mil/corb/crscb/combatrelated.htm
Air Force: http://ask.afpc.randolph.af.mil
DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/prhome/crsc.html
DFAS: http://www.dod.mil/dfas/retiredpay/combat-relatedspecialcompensationcrsc.html
Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgpc/adm/adm1.htm
Sign and date your claim. Enclose with your claim a clean legible copy of any supporting documents listed on page 3. Mail your claim
to the address listed below for the Uniformed Service from which you retired.
DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, AS THEY WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
Send your claim to the address listed below for the Uniformed Service from which you retired.
COAST GUARD:
ARMY:
Department of the Army
Commander (PSC-PSD-de)
Army Human Resources Command
Personnel Service Center
ATTN: AHRC-PDP-V
U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7200
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept. 480
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
Fort Knox, KY 40122
Arlington, VA 20598-7200
eFAX 1-502-613-9550
NOAA CORPS:
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS:
Director, Commissioned Personnel Center
Secretary of the Navy
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 500
Council of Review Boards
ATTN: Combat Related Special Compensation Branch
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6333
720 Kennon Street SE, Suite 309
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5023
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE:
AIR FORCE:
United States Air Force
United States Public Health Service
Disability Division (CRSC)
Compensation Branch
HQ AFPC/DPPDC
Program Support Center, ESS
550 C Street West, Suite 6
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 4-50
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4708
Rockville, MD 20857-0001
DD FORM 2860, JUL 2011
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
General Purpose Sheet
DO NOT MAIL THIS PAGE.
Adobe Designer 8.0
CLAIM FOR COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION (CRSC)
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S. Code Section 1413a; DoD Financial Management Regulation, Volume 7B Chapter 63; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): Used by a military retiree to submit a claim through the appropriate uniformed service for Combat-
Related Special Compensation (CRSC). Claim is reviewed to determine eligibility for benefits, and determine the amount and
effective dates of payment.
ROUTINE USE(S): Information is provided to individuals authorized to receive retired and annuitant payments on behalf of retirees
or annuitants.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to provide any required information may result in member not being considered eligible
for CRSC.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Complete this form carefully and accurately.
To submit a valid claim you must complete the ENTIRE FORM and SIGN IT IN SECTION VI (bottom of Page 3). Unsigned claim
forms will not be processed.
Complete and submit this form (pages 1 - 3 ONLY) to apply for Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC). Print, type, or use a
computer and provide the best information available. If you do not know the answer, enter "Don't Know" or "DK". Do not leave any
item blank. You must identify the disabilities that you are claiming.
It is your responsibility to provide supporting documents from personal or government records, so make sure you supply all
documentation necessary to verify this claim.
If you need assistance completing this form, consult with the agency from which you retired (or another agency, as appropriate).
Army: http://www.crsc.army.mil/
Navy & Marine Corps: http://www.hq.navy.mil/corb/crscb/combatrelated.htm
Air Force: http://ask.afpc.randolph.af.mil
DoD: http://www.defenselink.mil/prhome/crsc.html
DFAS: http://www.dod.mil/dfas/retiredpay/combat-relatedspecialcompensationcrsc.html
Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgpc/adm/adm1.htm
Sign and date your claim. Enclose with your claim a clean legible copy of any supporting documents listed on page 3. Mail your claim
to the address listed below for the Uniformed Service from which you retired.
DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, AS THEY WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
Send your claim to the address listed below for the Uniformed Service from which you retired.
COAST GUARD:
ARMY:
Department of the Army
Commander (PSC-PSD-de)
Army Human Resources Command
Personnel Service Center
ATTN: AHRC-PDP-V
U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7200
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept. 480
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
Fort Knox, KY 40122
Arlington, VA 20598-7200
eFAX 1-502-613-9550
NOAA CORPS:
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS:
Director, Commissioned Personnel Center
Secretary of the Navy
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 500
Council of Review Boards
ATTN: Combat Related Special Compensation Branch
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6333
720 Kennon Street SE, Suite 309
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5023
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE:
AIR FORCE:
United States Air Force
United States Public Health Service
Disability Division (CRSC)
Compensation Branch
HQ AFPC/DPPDC
Program Support Center, ESS
550 C Street West, Suite 6
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 4-50
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4708
Rockville, MD 20857-0001
DD FORM 2860, JUL 2011
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
General Purpose Sheet
DO NOT MAIL THIS PAGE.
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CLAIM FOR COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION (CRSC)
SECTION I - PERSONAL INFORMATION
1. NAME
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
7. MAILING ADDRESS
a. STREET
(Include apartment number or P.O. Box)
3. RETIRED RANK/RATE
2. SOCIAL SECURITY OR
EMPLOYEE ID NUMBER
b. CITY
c. STATE
4. DATE OF BIRTH
5. TELEPHONE
(YYYYMMDD)
(Include area code)
6. E-MAIL ADDRESS
d. ZIP CODE
SECTION II - PRELIMINARY REQUIREMENTS
8. MARK (X) NEXT TO THE APPROPRIATE ANSWER FOR EACH QUESTION.
QUALIFICATION BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2008
YES
NO
a. Were you entitled to retired pay for regular service, having completed at least 20 years of service prior to
January 1, 2008?
YES
NO
OR
b. Were you entitled to retired pay for reserve service, having completed at least 20 years of combined active
and reserve service and having reached age 60 prior to January 1, 2008?
OR
YES
NO
c. Were you entitled to retired pay for reserve service under the Reserve TERA program having completed at
least 15 but less than 20 years of combined active and reserve service and having reached age 60 prior to
January 1, 2008?
NOTE: You must provide proof of the retirement authority by attaching a copy of your Retirement Orders and/
or a copy of your 15 year letter. Evidence must clearly state that you were a reservist and you retired under
Section 12731a of title 10, United States Code.
QUALIFICATION ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2008
YES
NO
d. Are you currently entitled to military retired pay for any reason, other than early reserve retirement for
physical disabilities not incurred in line of duty (i.e., other than section 12731b of title 10, United States
Code?
NOTE: If you answered NO to all questions a through d above, you are not eligible for CRSC.
SECTION III - SERVICE HISTORY
You must provide copies of evidence needed to verify this information (i.e., DD214's, awards, evaluations, etc.).
ARMY
NAVY/USMC
AIR FORCE
Provide a copy of your
9. FROM WHICH SERVICE DID YOU RETIRE?
retirement orders or "retirement" DD214. To expedite this claim it
NOAA CORPS
COAST GUARD
PUBLIC HEALTH
is important that you mail your claim to the service you retired from.
10. DID YOU SERVE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WARS OR COMBAT OPERATIONS? (X all that apply) (Provide a copy of a DD214/award
citation or any other evidence that verifies ANY combat service.)
OTHER (e.g., a SF Ops mission - explain where and when and
WWI
WWII
VIETNAM
OIF/OEF
KOREAN
GULF
provide evidence.)
WAR
WAR
YES
NO
11. WERE YOU EVER A PRISONER OF WAR (POW)?
If YES, indicate Where/When/How long
(Provide any official evidence available)
:
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CLAIM FOR COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION (CRSC)
NAME
SOCIAL SECURITY OR EMPLOYEE
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
ID NUMBER
NOTE: To ensure the review of all of your requested disabilities, limit ONE disability for each page. You are authorized to make
additional copies of this page for any additional disabilities. You may list any secondary conditions that are connected to a disability
on the bottom of the sheet that it has been connected to. In order to award any disability as secondary we must have a copy of the
evidence from VA or from your medical records which clearly states that the condition is the result of the primary condition you are
requesting. Good evidence could include a VA rating decision that clearly states (for example), "hypertension is secondary to
diabetes."
It is your responsibility to supply any evidence necessary to verify this disability is combat-related.
SECTION IV - REQUEST FOR COMBAT-RELATEDNESS DETERMINATION
12. VA FILE NUMBER (If known)
13. DISABILITY DESCRIPTION
a. TITLE OF DISABILITY (As written on the VA rating decision.)
b. BODY PART AFFECTED. (e.g., right knee)
c. VA DISABILITY CODE (If known)
d. DATE AWARDED BY VA
e. INITIAL RATING % BY THE VA
f. CURRENT RATING % BY
THE VA
(YYYYMMDD)
g. COMBAT-RELATED CODE (Mark (X) the code that best describes what caused the disability.) (See Appendix A for code descriptions.)
PH
AC
SW
AO
GW or MG
HS
IN
RE
PURPLE
AGENT
ARMED
HAZARDOUS
SIMULATING
INSTRUMENT
RADIATION
GULF WAR or
HEART
CONFLICT
WAR
ORANGE
MUSTARD GAS
SERVICE
OF WAR
h. UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT WHEN INJURED
i. LOCATION/AREA OF ASSIGNMENT WHEN INJURED
j. IN YOUR OWN WORDS, DESCRIBE THE EVENTS SURROUNDING THE DISABILITY AND HOW IT MEETS THE GUIDELINES OF COMBAT-
RELATED.
YES
NO
N/A
k. DID YOU RECEIVE A PURPLE HEART (PH) FOR THIS INJURY? If YES, attach documentation to verify that
you were awarded a PH and any evidence that proves what occurred or what body part was injured.
NOTE: Proof of being awarded a PH does not always allow us to award a disability as PH. We need to know
what the PH was awarded for. For example, send the medevac report and DD214.
YES
NO
l. DID VA EVER DOCUMENT THAT THIS CONDITION CAUSED SECONDARY DISABILITIES? If YES, you
must provide evidence from VA or your medical records which state that the conditions listed in item 13.m.,
below, are indeed caused by the primary condition listed above. We cannot award any condition as secondary
without evidence to support the claim. Attach the VA rating decision for all secondary conditions.
NOTE: If YES, list all secondary conditions in item 13.m., below.
m. VA DETERMINED THAT THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE SECONDARY CONDITIONS TO THE PRIMARY DISABILITY (Listed in item
13.a., above).
(1) DISABILITY
(3) % AWARDED
(4) DATE AWARDED
(2) DESCRIPTION
CODE
BY VA
(YYYYMMDD)
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CLAIM FOR COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION (CRSC)
NAME
SOCIAL SECURITY OR EMPLOYEE
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
ID NUMBER
SECTION V - REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
14. In order to process your claim the following records
must be submitted with this claim. Do not send ANY
(if applicable)
original documents - COPIES only!
a. All DD214's and DD215's (especially if for retirement or showing combat ribbons).
b. Retirement orders and supporting documents.
c. Reserve Retirement point computation including any 15-year or 20-year letter (if applicable).
d. Copies of ALL VA Rating Decisions, letters, and code sheets (current and prior). Do NOT remove any pages. All VA
documents discussing changes in benefits including Special Monthly Compensation (SCM) and/or Individual Unemployability
(IU).
e. Medical records or notes that verify how the injury/disability occurred. (Do NOT send EKGs, lab slips, CDs, diskettes or
other
electronic media.)
f. Physical Evaluation Board (MEB-PEB) results and/or summaries.
g. Any evidence which can be used to verify the events or circumstances.
SECTION VI - CERTIFICATION AND WAIVER OF CONCURRENT RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY PAYMENTS (CRDP)
15. Complete this section to enable the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) or the applicable pay center for
non-DoD retirees to make any CRSC payments you qualify to receive.
a. I understand that if I am eligible for both Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP) under 10 U.S.C., section
1414 and Special Compensation for Certain Combat-Related Disabled Uniformed Service Retirees under 10 U.S.C., section
1413a (CRSC), I may not receive both, but must elect which to receive.
b. I understand that if my election results in any retroactive payments, any previously paid amounts of CRDP, SCSD, or CRSC for
that period of time will be deducted from any amount due for that period.
c. Under penalties of perjury, the information provided above is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and provided with the
full knowledge of the penalties for making false statements (18 U.S.C. 287 and 1001 provide for a penalty of not more than
$10,000 fine, or 5 years in prison, or both; 31 U.S.C. 3279 provides civil penalties; and 31 U.S.C. 3802 provides administrative
penalties).
d. I hereby understand that payments will be deposited to my account of record for Uniformed Services retired pay if I am currently
receiving such payments. Otherwise, they will be made to the account of record for my VA disability compensation. After
payments begin, I must advise DFAS or the applicable non-DoD pay center of any changes to my account.
e. SIGNATURE
f. DATE SIGNED (YYYYMMDD)
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APPENDIX A - COMBAT-RELATED CODES
PURPLE HEART (PH) - The disability resulted from an injury for which you were awarded the Purple Heart. Evidence should clearly show
that the injury was associated with an incident involving armed conflict, such as shrapnel wounds due to a mortar attack. Documentation
must include a copy of the Purple Heart citation and DD Form 214 reflecting the award and injury, or the Purple Heart citation, and excerpts
from the Service Medical Record that correspond to the date and document the treatment of the Purple Heart injury.
DIRECT RESULT OF ARMED CONFLICT (AC) - The disability was incurred in the line of duty as a direct result of armed conflict. The fact
that a member incurred the disability during a period of war or an area of armed conflict or while participating in combat operations is not
sufficient by itself to support a combat-related determination. There must be a definite, documented, causal relationship between the armed
conflict and the resulting disability. Armed conflict includes a war, expedition, occupation of an area or territory, battle, skirmish, raid,
invasion, rebellion, insurrection, guerrilla action, riot, or any other action in which Service members are engaged with a hostile or belligerent
nation, faction, force, or terrorists. Armed conflict may also include such situations as incidents involving a member while interned as a
prisoner of war or while detained against his or her will in custody of a hostile or belligerent force or while escaping or attempting to escape
from such confinement, prisoner of war, or detained status.
IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY UNDER CONDITIONS SIMULATING WAR (SW). - The disability was incurred in the line of duty as a
result of simulating armed conflict. The fact that a member incurred the disability during a period of simulating war or in an area of simulated
armed conflict or while participating in simulated combat operations is not sufficient by itself to support a combat-related determination. There
must be a definite, documented, causal relationship between the simulated armed conflict and the resulting disability. In general, this covers
disabilities resulting from simulated combat activity during military training, such as war games, practice alerts, tactical exercises, airborne
operations, grenade and live fire weapons practice, bayonet training, hand-to-hand combat training, rappelling, and negotiation of combat
confidence and obstacle courses while in full combat gear. Physical training activities such as calisthenics and jogging or formation running
and supervised sports activities are not included.
WHILE ENGAGED IN HAZARDOUS SERVICE (HS) - The disability was incurred during performance of duties that present a higher degree
of danger to Service personnel due to the level of exposure to actual or simulated armed conflict. The fact that a member incurred the
disability during a period of hazardous service is not sufficient by itself to support a combat-related determination. There must be a definite,
documented, causal relationship between the hazardous service and the resulting disability. Such service includes, but is not limited to, aerial
flight, parachute duty, demolition duty, experimental stress duty, diving duty, and rescue missions.
INSTRUMENTALITY OF WAR (IN) - The disability was incurred in the line of duty as a result of an instrumentality of war. An instrumentality
of war is a vehicle, vessel, or device designed primarily for Military Service and intended for use in such Service at the time of the occurrence
or injury. Incurrence during an actual period of war is not required; however, there must be a direct, documented, causal relationship between
the instrumentality of war and the resulting disability. The disability must be incurred incident to a hazard or risk of service and be caused by
the device itself. Instrumentalities not designed primarily for Military Service if use of, or occurrence involving, such instrumentality subjects
the individual to a hazard peculiar to Military Service, are included. Such use or occurrence differs from the use or occurrence under similar
circumstances in civilian pursuits. An example of this would be injuries sustained while engaging in pugil stick training using a broomstick,
where the broomstick replaces the weapon and causes the injury. A determination that a disability is the result of an instrumentality of war
may be made if the disability was incurred in any period of service as a result of such diverse causes as wounds caused by a military weapon,
accidents involving a military combat vehicle, injury or sickness caused by fumes, gases, or explosion of military ordnance, vehicles, or
material. For example, if a member is on a field exercise and is engaged in sporting activity and falls and strikes an armored vehicle, the injury
will not be considered to result from the instrumentality of war (armored vehicle) because it was the sporting activity that was the cause of the
injury, not the vehicle. On the other hand, if the individual was engaged in the same sporting activity and the armored vehicle struck the
member, the injury would be considered the result of an instrumentality of war.
AGENT ORANGE (AO) - The disability was incurred as a result of Agent Orange exposure (herbicides). For these disabilities to be
considered combat related, they must be specifically granted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as presumptive to Agent Orange
exposure (herbicides). For consideration, the initial VA Rating Decision for the claimed disability must show not just Service connection, but
the specific causes of the condition; such as, member has Diabetes due to Agent Orange exposure (herbicides). In addition, for secondary
conditions to be granted as combat related, they must be specifically granted by the VA as secondary to the Agent Orange condition; such as,
member's Hypertension is secondary to Agent Orange Diabetes. If the conditions were diagnosed after Vietnam service and prior to
retirement, evidence must show the date of diagnosis and proof of Vietnam service. Proof of Vietnam service can include but is not limited to
service medical records, evaluations, decoration citations, travel vouchers or PCS orders.
RADIATION EXPOSURE (RE) - The disability was incurred as a result of combat-related radiation exposure. Combat-related radiation
exposure includes documented, onsite participation in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device; the occupation of
Hiroshima or Nagasaki, Japan, by the United States forces during the period beginning on August 6, 1945, and ending on July 1, 1946;
internment as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II; or service in Paducah, Kentucky, Portsmouth, Ohio; or the area identified as
K25 at Oak Ridge, Tennessee for at least 250 days before February 1, 1992.
GULF WAR (GW), MUSTARD GAS OR LEWISITE (MG) - These codes relate to disabilities awarded by the VA on the basis of presumption
relating to service in the Persian Gulf War or exposure to Mustard Gas or Lewisite, even though there is no direct connection and the disability
did not occur immediately. For consideration, the initial VA Rating Decision for the claimed disability must show not just Service connection,
but the specific cause of the condition, such as, member has developed Fibromyalgia from service in the Persian Gulf War. Documentation
should also describe the place, period, and conditions of exposure. In addition, for secondary conditions to be granted as combat-related, they
must be specifically granted by the VA as secondary to the condition developed from service in the Persian Gulf War or exposure to Mustard
Gas or Lewisite; such as, member's Scars are secondary to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder from exposure to Mustard Gas.
DD FORM 2860, JUL 2011
Appendix A
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DD Form 2860 Instructions

If you are applying for the first time, submitting a DD Form 2060 and some proof of your issue will be enough. If you are reapplying for new disabilities, request a reconsideration application from your service branch. All information must be typed or printed. Do not leave any blank spaces, if you do not know the answer, enter "Don't Know" or "DK". You must identify the disabilities that you are claiming.

  1. Section I requires basic identifying information. This includes your full name, social security number, mailing address, and contact information.
  2. Check the box that best describes your case in Section II, Preliminary CRSC Criteria. You must provide evidence of the retirement authority by attaching a copy of your Retirement Orders and/or a copy of your 15-year letter.
  3. Section III requires information about your history of military service. Attach a DD Form 214 and other applicable paperwork to prove your service during the time period you specify.
  4. Describe the disability you are claiming in Section IV. Try to provide as much information, as possible. Fill in the title of disability, its effects, and conditions, and describe the events surrounding the disability. Attach any related paperwork, award narratives describing your injury and similar documents to support your claim. Only send copies of your original paperwork - these documents will not be returned.
  5. You have to meet the Final CRSC Criteria in order to apply for the VA compensation. The application form will require you to provide an Origin of Disability Code, that identifies the circumstances that caused the disability in Box 13c.
  6. Section V lists the documents you are required to submit to support your claim.
  7. Complete Section VI to enable the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) or the applicable pay center to make CRSC payments if you qualify for any.
  8. Sign, date, and print the form. The DD 2860 cannot be submitted electronically: mail the document to the branch of service you retired from.
  • Army retirees must send paperwork to the Army Human Resources Command (ATTN: AHRC-PDP-V) 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept. 480, Fort Knox, KY 40122
  • Navy and Marine Corps retirees must mail forms to the Secretary of the Navy, Council of Review Boards (ATTN: Combat-Related Special Compensation Branch) 720 Kennon Street SE, Suite 309, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5023
  • Air Force retirees must send forms to the United States Air Force Disability Division (CRSC), HQ AFPC/DPPDC, 550 C Street West, Suite 6, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4708
  • Former Coast Guard service members mail forms to the Commander (PSC-PSD-de) at Personnel Service Center, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7200, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 20598-7200
  • NOAA Corps retirees send applications to the Director, Commissioned Personnel Center, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6333
  • Public Health Service retirees mail forms to the United States Public Health Service Compensation Branch, Program Support Center, ESS, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 4-50, Rockville, MD 20857-0001

If your application is approved, you will receive a letter of approval. Your monthly payments will start 30 to 60 days after your branch sends your approval letter.



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