Annuity calculation


 Q. I served 15 years in the Air Force. I started work at the Veterans Affairs Department after that, part time (50 percent) at age 38. I bought back my military time (15 years). When I retire at my minimum retirement age, I will have 34 years, including my military time (19 years FERS part time and 15 yrs active-duty USAF). How will my retirement be calculated?

A. To find out how you annuity will be calculated, go to and scroll to Subchapter 55B.


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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

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