Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced. Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act - Amends federal military retired pay provisions to: (1) permit veterans with a service-connected disability of less than 50% to concurrently receive... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 22, 2013

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r-38
d-100

Bill Text

A BILL

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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act''.

SEC. 2. CONCURRENT RECEIPT OF BOTH RETIRED PAY AND VETERANS' DISABILITY COMPENSATION FOR MILITARY RETIREES WITH COMPENSABLE SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITIES.

(a) Inclusion of Retirees With Service-Connected Disabilities Rated Less Than 50 Percent.--Subsection (a) of section 1414 of title 10, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by striking ``Compensation'' in the subsection heading and all that follows through ``Subject'' and inserting ``Compensation.--Subject''; (2) by striking ``qualifying service-connected disability'' and inserting ``service-connected disability''; and (3) by striking paragraph (2). (b) Repeal of Phase-In of Concurrent Receipt of Retired Pay and Veterans' Disability Compensation.--Such section is further amended-- (1) in subsection (a), as amended by subsection (a) of this section, by striking the final sentence; (2) by striking subsection (c) and redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively; and (3) in subsection (d), as so redesignated, by striking paragraphs (3) and (4). (c) Inclusion of Disability Retirees...

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121 Supporting
13 Opposing
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State: CA

6 Supporting
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I support H.R. 333: Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act because... I was medically retired Service Connected under chapter 61. I had a little over 15 years active duty . I believe without question that veterans like me should receive dual compensation, why this has not long long ago been enacted into law is disturbing, this is the Great United States of America that I proudly served and always will, please get everyone in on this and get it into law.

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OH
10
ga5smith12
OH-10
1 year ago

I support H.R. 333: Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act because...this effects alot of Veterans including my husband. He was medically retired at 100% with 15 yrs in and had every intention to do his 20yrs, but due to several medical ssues he had to retire. He is a cancer survivor, he then had a staph infection which almost killed him, but it ended up in his right hip so he had to have a hip replacement. The radiation he endured during his cancer treatment started to effect his spine. He ended up getting DVT's and embolisms so he has to be on blood thinners for the rest of his life. So when he applied for VA disability which we are still fighting with VA which took almost 2 yrs to get it rated. Then he is only able to receive 1900 dollars a month from VA and not able to receive his retirement for the 15 yrs he has done. It's like a slap in his face. So I am asking not just for my husband, but for all Veterans that this has an effect on to pass this. Take care of our Veterans. They deserve it. Thank you

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LA
6
tbmd
LA-6
1 year ago

I support H.R. 333: Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act because...Chapter 61 retirees were forced from Military service by ailments or injuries before they could serve 20 years and qualify for regular retirement. CH61 Vets pay 33% TAX because of this unjust law due to loss of there EARNED RETIREMENT PAY. Certain groups of military retirees pay $1 of our earned military retirement for every $1 dollar of disability we receive from the VA. We became disabled as a result of protecting our country and now we have to pay our own benefits?

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GA
4
NegoescuDan
GA-4
1 year ago

I support H.R. 333: Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act because...all disabled veterans regardless of their v.a. ratings, or medically retired with less than 20 years of service, should received their retirement pay due to them for serving this country. more for the sufferings that they are enduring as a result of depending the liberty of our country.

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CA
53
sufferingveteran
CA-53
1 year ago

I support H.R. 333: Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act because I earned my military pension and suffered injuries that I must live with for the rest of my life. No military retiree should have to give up one earned benefit for another.

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AZ
5
LTCLGC
AZ-5
1 year ago

I support H.R. 333: Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act because... As a Ch 61 Retiree, my career was ended before I could reach 20 years of service. If I had a choice, I would have served another 25 years in the military!

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NC
10
ryan-in-NC
NC-10
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 333 ("to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less") because it is double-dipping at it's finest. Far too much of the tax money paid by those who can ill afford to pay it goes to all the veteran welfare programs today.

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CA
51
novuslivy
CA-51
2 years ago

Bill Summary


1/22/2013--Introduced.
Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act - Amends federal military retired pay provisions to: (1) permit veterans with a service-connected disability of less than 50% to concurrently receive both retired pay and disability compensation; (2) eliminate provisions requiring a phase-in between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2013, of concurrent receipt of retired pay and disability compensation; (3) eliminate a phase-in of concurrent receipt of retired pay and disability compensation for disabled veterans determined to be individually unemployable; and (4) require a limited reduction in retired pay for qualified disability retirees with less than 20 years of retirement-creditable service.

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