Q. I retired from the military with 20 years of active duty, and receive a military retirement. I currently work as a civil service employee and am considering paying my military deposit to increase my civil service retirement. My question is: If I waive my military retirement pay to get the credit, what impact does it have on all my other military retiree benefits? I do know I still must make Survivor Benefits Plan payments if I don’t elect the SBP through civil service, but what about Tricare for Life, commissary, exchange, etc.?
A. Waiving your military retired pay will have no effect on your other benefits.