Eligible retirement years


Q. I am a 48-year-old postal employee with a starting date of January 1987. I was discharged from the Marine Corps with a 30 percent retirement disability. I did the 3 percent buyback of my four years of military time back in 1990.

Will my four military years be eligible to be included in my retirement, as I am already receiving a disability/retirement compensation? If they are not included toward my retirement, how do I begin the process for a refund on my military deposit?

A. Yes, the four years of active-duty service for which you made a deposit will be used to determine your total years of service and in your annuity computation.



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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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