June 2014

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Veterans' Medical and Health Records

The Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), held at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), are administrative records containing information about the subject's military service history. Many OMPFs contain both personnel and former active duty health records, but the service branches discontinued retiring the health record portion to the NPRC in the 1990s. 

CRSC ~ CDRP

Here you can find Resources and information concerning CRSC and CDRP

First one that explains how a comparison between the two Methods work.

Example for E-8 with 20 years, spouse and 2 kids under 18.

There are two Methods for CRSC calculations and DoD will pay the lower of the two amounts.

One is Time in Service-

  • TIS X 2.5= %
  • % X High 3= CRSC Amount

Other is percentage from Award of CRSC based on VA ratings.

So take the TIS Method.

How to Apply for a Discharge Upgrade

Answer a series of questions to get customized step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a discharge upgrade or correction. If your application goes through and your discharge is upgraded, you’ll be eligible for the VA benefits you earned during your period of service.

All branches of the military consider you to have a strong case for a discharge upgrade if you can show your discharge was connected to any of these categories:

Providing Health Care for Veterans

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

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VA can be very confusing in understanding how the law may or may not apply to your case.  With the documents found here on this site, it will help you to understand and know where and why VA has your rating a particular rating.

Your VSO can also send this in but its just as easy to do it yourself.  If you are asking if the VSO has access to your C-File and can print it off for you, the answer is no, they will not do that for you.  You must request it which could take a few months to get back.  If you have a claim in process, it may add some time to getting it.  If you can not open a word doc, please let us know and we will upload a PDF ver of this.

Discounts & Perks

This is a list by State of popular State Benefits.  Each has a link to the State's website.

Each State has different benefits offered to disabled veterans and retired military.  To gain more information on these benefits, please go to your state website.

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