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Text of the Combat-Related Special Compensation Act of 2007

This bill was introduced on March 26, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 26, 2007 (Introduced).

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S 986 IS

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 986

To expand eligibility for Combat-Related Special Compensation paid by the uniformed services in order to permit certain additional retired members who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for that disability and Combat-Related Special Compensation by reason of that disability.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 26, 2007

Mr. REID (for himself and Mr. SANDERS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To expand eligibility for Combat-Related Special Compensation paid by the uniformed services in order to permit certain additional retired members who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for that disability and Combat-Related Special Compensation by reason of that disability.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Combat-Related Special Compensation Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION ELIGIBILITY FOR CHAPTER 61 MILITARY RETIREES.

    (a) Eligibility- Subsection (c) of section 1413a of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking `entitled to retired pay who--' and all that follows and inserting `who--

      `(1) is entitled to retired pay (other than by reason of section 12731b of this title); and

      `(2) has a combat-related disability.'.

    (b) Computation- Paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of such section is amended--

      (1) by designating the text of that paragraph as subparagraph (A), realigning that text so as to be indented 4 ems from the left margin, and inserting before `In the case of' the following heading: `IN GENERAL- '; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

        `(B) SPECIAL RULE FOR RETIREES WITH FEWER THAN 20 YEARS OF SERVICE- In the case of an eligible combat-related disabled uniformed services retiree who is retired under chapter 61 of this title with fewer than 20 years of creditable service, the amount of the payment under paragraph (1) for any month shall be reduced by the amount (if any) by which the amount of the member's retired pay under chapter 61 of this title exceeds the amount equal to 2 1/2 percent of the member's years of creditable service multiplied by the member's retired pay base under section 1406(b)(1) or 1407 of this title, whichever is applicable to the member.'.

    (c) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2008, and shall apply to payments for months beginning on or after that date.