Chapter 35, 'DEA' is paid by term. If the school (SCO, School Certifying Official) included the time as a 'term' on the 1999 then the claimant is paid. They will conduct an audit, and, months later the audit finds the SCO incorrectly included a period, they'll adjust the award, creating a debt.
If you can I recommend getting a doctor to opinion which is the difference without mere speculation which is a term they use often. In my case they lumped my severe TBI with my PTSD together but granted me IU. I myself am in a uphill battle to seperate the ratings. So please ask your C&P doctor to seperate the two if he can. It could be that they are related and it's hard for you to tell.
No SMC K for a "Dead Weapon?" That would get you to $3,5??.00.
I went back and used Hadit's SC Calc, your VSO is right, 2 30's and your 10 get you to 55+ rounded to 60, SMC S (1) should be Awarded.
Drill pay is now 'awarded' in the past, making a debt. It used to be 'awarded' in future, making a 'recoupment'.
Debt Management (DMC) can't manipulate recoupment repayment amounts, only debts. The system to 'offset' a comp debt with comp pay is very simple, automated and rarely messes up.
If I understand correctly- They system took your entire monthly comp payment, and you called DMC for a partial refund? Refunds take about 10 days and there's really no 'expedites' unless there's alot of 'push.' Every, single person who calls needs an 'expedite' on the refund, as you could imagine.
You could call DMC to verify the refund went thru, and wasn't rejected.