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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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  1. I just retired from my federal agency, OPM said I haven’t paid all my military time back which is 3 years. Prior of retiring, I sent for my Estimated Earnings During Military Service with my DD214. Once I recived the estimate, I took it to HR Retirement Specialist and she calculated the cost for my military time purchase. At the time, I though everything was correct. However, it looks the Estimated Earnings During Military Service, only calculated the last 19 months out of 3 years of service. Since I followed procol, I thought it was taken care of. Prior leaving the agency, I ask for my Miltary proof payment. They HR said NFC had been paid so I didn’t have to worry about it. I retired from my agency August 31, 2015 . OPM was verifying my Miltary Time In Service , and said all my military time was not paid in full. I called my agency, they said I don’t have no opttunity to the rest of what I owe back. I am 58 years old with 31 years of Federal Service . Without Military Time, I would only have 28 years of service and lose 15% of my monthly annuity. Since I intended to pay the full amount of Military Time back, would OPM give me the opportunity to pay the rest of my Military Time before finializing my case.

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