Medical retired from military, joined CBP at age 44. Do I have to leave CBP by age 57?

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I served 13 years in the Marines and was medically discharged in 2010, and then joined CBP in Nov 2018 at age 44. Is it true that I am obligated to leave CBP by age 57 even without having enough time to retire? Also, I am not buying back my military time because I was also told that I would have to give up my military pension if I do so, is this right?

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Asked on May 21, 2019 2:25 pm
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If your DD-214, Military Discharge, says you are Medically Retired, if you make the deposit for the military service, you can collect the retired military pay as long as you are working but when you retire you waive your retired military pay as that time will now count towards your FERS retirement. You would really have to do the math to see if it is worth it to make the deposit for the 13 years and waive the military retired pay to see if it would serve you better as FERS versus military retired pay. If CBP hired you at age 44, you should have gotten a waiver to be hired after age 37, then no, you will not have to retire at age 57, as the rules state you are only mandatorily retired at age 57 IF you have the required 20 years of law enforcement service. If you do not meet the 20 year rule, you will be mandatorily retired at the end of the month you reach the 20 years and are age 57 or older. FYI, here is a link from CBP: https://www.cbp.gov/faqs/are-there-special-retirement-benefits

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Answered on May 21, 2019 3:00 pm
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thanks for the info, I just dont remember ever sigining a waiver .

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Answered on May 22, 2019 2:29 am
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thanks for the info, I just dont remember ever sigining a waiver .

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Answered on May 22, 2019 2:29 am
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IF you make a deposit for your military service and when you retire, if you want to combine them, you will sign a waiver to combine them. No waiver at this time.

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Answered on May 22, 2019 2:40 pm