Q. If a person is in a voluntary LWOP for a period of time and then returns to active service, is the service time necessary to meet retirement qualifications affected? For instance, if a person went on LWOP for three months does that time need to be made up in order to meet a minimum service requirement?
A. No, it doesn’t. You can be on LWOP for up to six months in a calendar year without it affecting your creditable years of service.