Q. Have military retirees ever had to waive their military retirement pay just to accept a federal job?
A. Military retirees have never been required to waive their military retire pay when accepting a federal job. They can, if they wish, make a deposit to get credit for their active duty service in determining their length of civilian service and have it used in the computation of their annuity. Then, when they retire from their civilian job, they would have to waive their military retired pay.