I am 20 year retiree. Am currently at 10% and hoping to get to the 50 % when my claim is decided. That is where my few questions are. Once I get to the 50% mark, I have read that I will get all of my retirement pay and my VA Comp. In 2014, I guess we will get it anyway. Is that right? I am a combat vet with AO maladies, IHD and DM II, so when the AO gets awarded in my present claim that bring another question. How does that combat % affect it. Too many questions???