Browsing: Military service deposits

Q. I am a FERS employee and had nine years of active-duty military time and 11 years of reserve before becoming a federal employee. I bought this active-duty time back. Now I have 16 years as a federal employee and the nine years of military time. My understanding is that under FERS, the military time is creditable service up front (I have 25 years of creditable service for retirement purposes). Is this correct? At 60 years old, I’m receiving military retirement. Do I need to waive my military retirement in order to receive FERS retirement or have two separate retirements?

Q. I completed active duty in the Air Force for a four-year enlistment, got out and immediately and jumped into the Air National Guard and was hired as a full-time federal employee. I accumulated 15+ years of federal employment and six years total active duty and was RIF’d one and a half years ago. Do I have a time limit after separating from the GS system to buy back my active-duty days so I can retire with 20+ years of civil service? I understand I need to be on the GS system to buy back any active duty years. I was…

Q. I am trying to figure out if my personnel office has computed my creditable service for active duty performed under Title 10 and USEERA statutes. I am a career Postal employee who was activated for 15 months and then returned to my present job. I understand that under USEERA, the time I was away is counted as creditable time like I never left the Post Office, but I did submit a request to buy back this time and paid for it. I was expecting my creditable service time to increase because of this buyback, but am I wrong to assume that…

Q. I am active-duty Air Force and want to transition to the foreign service. I have 15 years in, and I am currently eligible for an early retirement from the federal government that would average about $2,300 per month. Can you tell me how the buyback system works if I were to defer my retirement and roll those years into a federal retirement package? Additionally, how would taking an active-duty retirement affect my entry level if accepted into the State Department?

Q. I have been a Postal worker since 1988. I bought back my military service. My Postal RTR detail report calculates my retirement computation date as September 13, 1982, as well as my annuity computation date. My RIF comp date is the same. My Navy service began on June 9, 1981. Is there a reason why there is a year-and-3-month discrepancy? Are there conflicting calculations that I’m not aware of? 

Q. I have 9 years and 10 months of active-duty military time, and 10 years of federal government time. I left the federal government 15 years ago. I was buying back my military time, but I didn’t finish paying it off before I left the federal government. Can I get the money back that I paid into buying my time since I didn’t finish, or shall I look into trying to finish paying it off? I took my annuity and rolled it over. Am I ineligible for any FERS benefits when I retire from this nonfederal job?

Q. I am a FERS employee with 31 years of federal service, and 35 years of military. However, early in my career, or should I say when I was hired, I payed for or bought back three years of active duty. Now I am ready to retire from my federal agency, and later from the reserves when I become 60 years of age. So, I know I can retire from my federal agency with the 31 years, but what about the military? Can I still retire and have the military exclude the years I purchase if I don’t get a…

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