Special VA Combat Pay for Veterans


I also want to know why some veterans get some kind of special combat pay, and others don’t? I am 100% disabled, and yes, it is combat related. So why when I ask at the VA why I don’t get combat related service pay, do they tell me I’m not eligible? I was in Iraq war zones, under fire, and the same thing in Afghanistan. It’s even listed on my burn pit registry, and in a bunch of other places in my record, as well as my having the medals for being there.

Jim's Reply:

VA doesn't offer anyone "special combat pay"...there is no such thing. If you're 100%, you're getting what you earned. "Special Combat Pay" comes while you're deployed in a combat zone, not while you're a civilian.