Does military service count to get your 30 towards the MRA + 30 retirement?


I began as a civil servant with the federal government at 29 and bought back my 10 years of military service. Will the military time count towards achieving the 30 years required to retire at 57? If not, I’ll only have 28 years at 57 and will need to wait until 59.

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Asked on October 11, 2019 4:34 pm
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YES! That is the reason for making the military service deposit, so it adds not only to retirement eligibility but in the computation of your annuity. In your case, with 28 years of federal civilian service and 10 years of military service for which a deposit has been completed, your retirement, at age 57, will be computed at the rate of 38% x high-3 average salary. In addition, since this is considered a voluntary retirement at MRA+30, you will also be eligible for the FERS Retiree Supplement until age 62. The supplement however, will only be calculated on full years of FERS civilian service, not your 10 years of military service even though the deposit has been satisfied.

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