Accession Number : ADA293443

Title :   Veterans Compensation: Offset of DOD Separation Pay and VA Disability Compensation.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA293443

Report Date : 03 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In 1991 (P.L. 102-190, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993), Congress authorized special separation pay from DOD to personnel who separate voluntarily by September 30,1999, but are not eligible to retire. To shape the force structure and retain personnel in hard-to-fill military occupations, DOD is authorized to target special separation pay offers to service members in selected military occupations. Service members who voluntarily separate may choose from two voluntary separation pay plans-(1) a lump sum payment, known as a special separation benefit (ssB) or (2) an annual annuity, known as a voluntary separation incentive (vsi). DOD may involuntarily separate service members and provide them either full or reduced lump sum separation pay if they received an honorable or a general discharge, under authority granted by Congress in 1980 (P.L. 96-513, Defense Officer Personnel Management Act). DOD may reduce this pay if the separating service member is deemed not fully qualified for retention and is denied reenlistment or continuation in the military service under the followIng conditions, if (1) the member's service obligation has expired, (2) DOD has changed the member's service obligation, (3) the separation is for the convenience of the government, (4) the service member has engaged in homosexual conduct, (5) the service member has failed drug or alcohol abuse rehabilitation, (6) the service member is unable to maintain a required security clearance, or (7) the service member has failed to meet weight control standards.

Descriptors :   *SALARIES, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), CONTROL, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SECURITY, TARGETS, WEIGHT, STANDARDS, SEPARATION, MOTIVATION, COMPENSATION, REHABILITATION, REENLISTMENT, INCAPACITATION, CLEARANCES, ALCOHOLISM.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE