H. R. 5995, Major Richard Star Act.

Summary: This bill provides that a combat-disabled uniformed services retiree with fewer than 20 years of creditable service may concurrently receive, without reduction

  • veterans’ disability compensation,
  • and retired pay or combat-related special compensation. (Cosponsors)


ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 05/19/20.

STATUS: Introduced 02/27/20 by Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12].


  • “The brave men and women who return from serving our country should be able to receive the benefits promised to them. Military retirement pay and service-connected disability compensation are two completely different benefits. One does not diminish the merits of the other,” said Bilirakis. “While I am still committed to rectifying this injustice for all Veterans, passage of the Major Richard Star Act gets us one step closer to our goal of ensuring that Veterans receive the benefits they have earned and deserve.” (Source: Rep. Bilirkis, Press Release, 03/03/20)


Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

Link to bill information on GovTrack.

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