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CRDP/CRSC Open Season



The 2021 Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP)/ Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) Open Season is January 1-31, 2021. Retirees who are eligible for both CRDP and CRSC will receive an Open Season Letter in late December with the amount of their entitlements.

Follow the instructions on the letter. Only return the letter to DFAS to change your current election for 2021. Your election change must be postmarked by January 31, 2021.

We have a new, helpful set of Frequently Asked Questions about CRDP/CRSC Open Season on our website. They cover topics that include the impact of changing from one program to the other on retired pay, VA pay, allotments, monthly recurring Survivor Benefit premiums and Former Spouse pay. They also cover what you should do if you decide not to change programs after you’ve sent your election change letter to DFAS, and what to do if you don’t receive the letter.

Check out the new, helpful FAQs on CRDP/CRSC Open Season here