can anyone translate these two paragraphs the came out on VETSPAC on 21 Dec 05. paragraph 1 sounds like it is going to start in 2006 and end in 2009 and paragraph 2 sounds like we wont get anything till oct 09. that just dont make sense to me. cant these people express theirselves a bit more plainly. (1) Only a reduced version of CRDP IU phase-in passed and costs $800M less. A CBO estimate for direct spending for the shortened CRDP IU phase-in is $164M between 2006-09, and follows a considerable increase in retiree benefits since 2002. (2) The CRDP IU phase-in pay increase will only take place in 2009, after the end of the phase-in period, according to the OSD office of Compensation Policy. The new law also eliminates the DOD "policy review" that many hoped would lead to a parity between 100% disabled and those rated as 100% for unemployability.