COMBAT RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION (CRSC)

From: Holbrook, Angela CDR (PSC)
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:59 PM

 

ALSO SEE LINKS BELOW AND THIS ATTACHMENT:  CRSC Trifold_Final.PDF

 

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The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, Section 221, clarified that members of the Coast Guard are eligible for Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC).  Coast Guard members may qualify for CRSC if their disability was incurred while engaged in Coast Guard missions such as:

a.    In the performance of duties for which special or incentive pay was paid;

b.    In the performance of duties related to a statutory mission of the Coast Guard, such as:

      1.    Law enforcement, including drug or migrant interdiction;
      2.    Defense readiness;
      3.    Search and rescue;
      4.    While engaged in a training exercise for the performance of a duty described in subparagraphs (a) and (b)(1-3);
      5.    As the result of an instrumentality of war;
      6.    Aviation duty;
      7.    Diving duty;
      8.    Rescue swimmer or similar duty; or
      9.    Hazardous service duty onboard a Coast Guard vessel.

The missions listed above are not exhaustive.  Coast Guard members injured during other hazardous service may qualify as well.  Coast Guard members receiving disability benefits that believe they are eligible under the clarified criteria or were previously denied CRSC may submit a claim using form DD2860 found at:

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/eforms/dd2860.pdf.  CRSC documents may be found at:  http://www.uscg.mil/psd/de/crsc.asp.