Q. If I buy back my military time, will it count, and is it calculated under my FERS covered service? Will it be included in my FERS supplement check? I’m a postal employee that started in 1986. I was in the military from 1981-1985.
A. If you make a deposit for your active-duty service, plus accrued interest, you’ll get credit for that time in determining your years of civilian service and have it used in the computation of your annuity. However, it won’t be included when computing your special retirement supplement. That’s because the SRS is paid out of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, not the Social Security fund.