Concurrent Retirement & Disability Pay (CRDP)

Public Law 108-136, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, authorized a provision to restore the retired pay currently deducted from retirees' accounts due to the receipt of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. Concurrent Retirement & Disability Pay (CRDP) is the gradual (phased in) restoration of the retired pay currently being offset by VA disability pay. Under the current law, retirees who are entitled to CRDP will receive both full military retired pay and full VA disability pay with no reduction (i.e., concurrent receipt) by 2014.