H. R. 333
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 22, 2013
Mr. Bishop of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Runyan, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Rahall, Ms. Tsongas, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Holt, Mr. Moran, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Connolly, and Mr. Peterson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation, to eliminate the phase-in period for concurrent receipt, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Disabled Veterans Tax Termination
Concurrent receipt of both retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation for military retirees with compensable service-connected disabilities
Inclusion of Retirees With Service-Connected Disabilities Rated Less Than 50 Percent
in the subsection heading and
all that follows through
Subject and inserting
qualifying service-connected disability and inserting
service-connected disability; and
by striking paragraph (2).
Repeal of Phase-In of Concurrent Receipt of Retired Pay and Veterans’ Disability Compensation
Such section is further amended—
Inclusion of disability retirees with less than 20 years of service
Subsection (b) of such section is amended—
in paragraph (1),
member retired and inserting
retiree who is retired; and
by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following new paragraph:
Disability retirees with less than 20 years of service
The retired pay of a qualified retiree who is retired under chapter 61 of this title with fewer than 20 years of creditable service is subject to reduction under sections 5304 and 5305 of title 38, but only by the amount (if any) by which the amount of the member’s retired pay under such chapter exceeds the amount equal to 2½ 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.
The heading for such section is amended to read as follows:
Members eligible for retired pay who are also eligible for veterans’ disability compensation: concurrent payment of retired pay and disability compensation
Table of sections
The item relating to such section in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 71 of such title is amended to read as follows:
1414. Members eligible for retired pay who are also eligible for veterans’ disability compensation: concurrent payment of retired pay and disability compensation.
Section 1413a(f) of
such title is amended by striking
Subsection (d) and inserting
The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the first day of the first month beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply to payments for months beginning on or after that date.