1/15/2013--Introduced. Retired Pay Restoration Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that military retired pay should not be reduced because a military retiree is also eligible for veterans'... Read More


Date Introduced
Jan 15, 2013



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123 Supporting
3 Opposing
98% 2%

State: CA

3 Supporting
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75% 25%

District: 1st

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Users Supporting

I support H.R. 303: Retired Pay Restoration Act because...I spent 21 months in vietnam and went on to serving 20 years in the army. my service was honorable. Just before my 64th birthday/ I was diagnosed with cancer and type 11 diabetes. Our government has ruled that these are presumed to be from agent orange. So why am I being penalized for my service? I earned my retirement from the army. And now I have been declared 30% disabled, but not entitled to disability pay. There is something terribly wrong with our system and needs to be corrected now.

9 months ago

I support H.R. 303: Retired Pay Restoration Act because I am a “less than 20 year” retiree from the U.S. Air Force. By no fault of my own I was forced to retire with less than 20 years of service due to medical reasons. We should not have to pay our own disabilities only because we didn’t make the full 20 years. We the veteran have fought and sacrificed for this great nation and we are being slapped in the face by our leaders. Every other story is about more and more free money being handed out to countries that we have lost brother in arms in. Then to be denied the entitlements that we have fought for -- it is just sickens me!! It seems that this government cares more about making political gains then to taking care of the service members that have fought so very hard to ensure that they have their freedoms. Please do the moral thing and grant this bill so I and other service member may finally receive the full benefits that we have earned!

1 year ago

I support H.R. 303: Retired Pay Restoration Act because... My Spouse spent over 22 years in service. He fought for what he believed in. He served in 3 Wars. Was over 150% disable. He fought for his disability, only to have his well earned retired pay taken away because of his disabilities. He died January 3, 2013. He was fighting 4 cancer, that was service connected. What a sad thing to have happen to someone who believed in his Country. What a let down for he and his family.

1 year ago

I support H.R. 303: Retired Pay Restoration Act because I am a disabled veteran with a disability rated at 90%. It is very hard to live on $2000.00 a month with a family of four. if I was receiving my retirement pay as well as my disability benefit it would greatly increase the standard of living for my family. I do not understand how congress can let their disabled veterans live in poverty when they deserve better for protecting their country. Congress has voted to pay them selves hundreds of thousands of dollars each, of retirement every year for a mere two terms in office when veterans are barely getting bye. It is not fair and we deserve better.

1 year ago

I support H.R. 303: Retired Pay Restoration Act because...Being a proud Veteran, and after watching VA Secretary Eric Shinseki testify before the Senate VA Committee, I have loss the confidence in our men and women that have been elected to represent us in Congress. Statements made by Several Senators such as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash; "we have come to the point where we need more than good intentions." Sen John McCain,R-Ariz; "this has created in our veterans' community a crisis of confidence toward the VA. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt; "I want to see it improved. I want these problems addressed." Talk is cheap especially when H.B.303 latest action was 02/04/2013, Referred to the subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. Since that date, I have yet to see any action to this Bill by Congress. As these Senators have made their remarks towards the VA, they should also make it a point to address problems that they themselves should be addressing and make it right for the thousands of veterans who have been waiting for years for "Retired Pay Restoration Act." to be passed and signed by the President.

1 year ago

I support H.R. 303: Retired Pay Restoration Act because... I was forced out of the military due to disability in 1997 and put on Temporary Disability List which caused me to receive only 50% of my normal income while serving. After 5 years I was then transferred to the Permanent Disability Retirement List and Honorably discharged with 17.5 years of service, less than 3 years to full retirement, but no alternative choice because my disability rating was more than 30%. I was married to another veteran, had 4 dependents and no ability for more income. I did the schooling for almost 2 years but had to quit due to a setback in my disability. I no longer qualify for schooling due to 100% disability with the VA, but I do not qualify for my military retirement for 17+ years of honorable active service. Please support this bill for others like myself that gave all we had, but wasn't good enough for retirement. Thank you, Beverly Hake, E-5 USN PDRL, 100% VA disabled

1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 303 ("to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to") because the actual effect on the life of a disabled veteran is often not commensurate with the perceived negative effect of a disability. I am a disabled veteran who would not be affected personally by this bill, but my disability gives me greater insight into the problem than that of some bean-counter at the VA.

2 years ago

Bill Summary

<br /> 1/15/2013--Introduced.<br /> Retired Pay Restoration Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that military retired pay should not be reduced because a military retiree is also eligible for veterans' disability compensation awarded for a service-connected disability. Allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (under current law, only a disability rated at 50% or more). Repeals provisions phasing in the full concurrent receipt of such pay through December 31, 2013. Makes eligible for the full concurrent receipt of both veterans' disability compensation and either military retired pay or combat-related special pay those individuals who were retired or separated from military service due to a service-connected disability.<br /> <br />

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