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CALL TO ACTION - The Major Richard Starr Act (H.R. 1282/S.344)

TREA Members,

We need your voice!

H.R. 1282/S.344, the Major Richard Star Act, is gaining cosponsors in the House and Senate, and we need your help to get the bills across the finish line!

Under current law, Servicemembers who are medically retired due to combat-related injuries before reaching 20 years of service are prevented from collecting both their service earned retirement pay and VA disability compensation. These two benefits, established by Congress for entirely different reasons, are nonetheless subject to a statutory offset. The Major Richard Star Act will authorize concurrent receipt of DoD retired pay, for years of service, and VA disability compensation for injuries incurred in service. This legislation is another small step in correcting a larger concurrent receipt problem. Official text of the bill can be found HERE.

TREA is requesting that Members of Congress ensure the Major Richard Star Act will be incorporated into the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act. Please consider contacting your Representatives to provide our veterans with the compensation they have rightfully earned by following the link below.

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