Q. I retired Aug. 31 after 30 years as a mailhandler. Would it benefit me now to buy back my military time? I have the information I need and I am ready to put the check in the mail to buy it back. I just can’t find the info on how long I have after retirement to buy it back. Will it benefit me after I have already retired under the mailhandler early-out? I am 57, and retired under FERS.
A. You’re too late. Only employees can make a deposit to get credit for their active-duty service.