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Dec 14 07 8:10 PM
Does not play well With others.
The compromise, which led to the mess we are in today with non-retirees (ch 61's who were NEVER losing a penny of retirement)
Dec 14 07 8:38 PM
Dec 14 07 8:49 PM
Sorry you are so angry. But, did you ever receive a statement such as I referred to? That you were 'losing' retired pay by virtue of VA offset? And I
really do not mean to upset you, but even you stated it in your 'calculations" it is based on disability. So, if you draw some pay after ( less than
20) and someone that has less than 20 does not, and you have a disability and they do not, the nexus is clear.
And, you even mention it yourself. If there were no disability involved why would there be a 'choice'? Only to provide a higher amount if you served
more than a few years. Now, this does not apply to anyone on here, but who is to say that someone 'intended' to serve 20 but could not?
as I said, sorry to touch a nerve there. just trying to put forth a view that the BEST thing, in my mind, especially in light of the ENORMOUS amounts of
money spent on this mess would have been the simplest...funding the repeal of the prohibition of the drawing longevity retirement and VA. You might also note
that that section of CFR SPECIFICALLY addresses retirement as "over 20 years". Neither of these programs was necessary, and the struggles for
61's could have been done on its own merits, not riding the wave of support for people who served the time and had their retirement taken away from them.
again,...sorry..please don't take it personally.
Sorry for going off, but I have been fighting the CR fight for 14 years. Yes, I had to sign a
waiver of retired pay in order to receive my VA compensation, just like any other retiree.
The only difference in a Ch61 with less than 20 years and the 20+ year retiree is our career
was cut short for medical reasons beyond our control. All we have ever asked for was our 2.5% per year back. Nothing more. We are not asking for concurrent
receipt of the disability retirement and VA. That would be double dipping.
not riding the wave of support for people who served the time and had their retirement taken away from them.
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