Military deposit


Q. I have been a federal agent under FERS for nine years. When I joined the agency, I purchased my 13 years of military service. I am considering completing my military service in the Reserve so I can retire from the military and from federal service.

1. Will having purchased my military time for federal employee retirement credit affect my time in service for the military?

2. Is it applied to both or one or the other?

A. The deposit you made to get civilian credit for your active duty service will have no affect on any military retirement benefits you are entitled to.


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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

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