Federal retirement and spouse’s military service


Q. My husband served 20 years in the Army and has been deceased for more than 30 years. I was told that because he was a federal employee, a percent of his military time should count toward my Federal Employees Retirement. Is this true?

A. No.


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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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