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Request Assistance Applying for Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

Who is eligible for CRSC?

To be eligible for CRSC a veteran must be entitled to (even if not actually receiving) both (1) retired pay from a military service branch by either serving at least 20 years of military service or being medically retired for disability (either because they received permanent disability retirement or were placed on the Temporary Disability Retirement List (TDRL)) and (2) disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Who is eligible for free legal help applying for CRSC through NVLSP's Lawyers Serving Warriors® program?

To be eligible for free legal assistance through NVLSP's Lawyers Serving Warriors® program, (1) a veteran must have been medically retired for disability (including those who were placed on the Temporary Disability Retirement List (TDRL)), and (2) be entitled to service-connected disability compensation from the VA, and (3) believe that one or more of the disabilities that have been service connected by the VA are combat-related.

How do I request legal assistance from NVLSP's Lawyers Serving Warriors® program?

Click here to provide us with your contact information and preliminary information

If you qualify, we will provide you an application form to complete and return to us along with a copy of your DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.) If you do not have a copy of your DD Form 214, follow the instructions below to request a copy from the National Archives.

Can I apply for free legal assistance through NVLSP's Lawyers Serving Warriors® program if I do not have a copy of my DD Form 214?

No. To request assistance, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214 to us along with our application. If you do not have a copy of your DD Form 214, follow the instructions below to request a copy from the National Archives.

How do I obtain a copy of my DD Form 214?

If you do not have a copy of your DD Form 214, follow the instructions to request a copy from the National Archives.

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