Hello All - Can someone offer an opinion.
Awarded 60% SC disability in March 07 with effective date of Sep 05. Applied to have dependent (wife) added and begin received disability at the dependent rate in Jan 08.
Inquired thru IRIS if I would receive back pay for the increase for dependent back until Sep 05 when claim was effective. I received the follow reply:
"because you are receiving retired pay, we must withhold VA compensation." We can not pay you until Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) offsets your retired pay. You are now entitled to claim only the difference between the previous amount with held and the current amount withheld on your income tax. You will not receive back pay for VA disability.
I sorry, but I don't understand this. Will I or will I not receive back pay of the additional $85 per month for my wife back to Sep 05, the effective date of disability.