Retirement application


Q. I am in the process of completing my CSRS SF2801, Application For Immediate Retirement. Concerning Section B, Federal Service, block 5: “Are you receiving or have you applied for military retired pay?” I am retired from the Air National Guard and receiving monthly retirement pay. Should I answer yes to this because I am receiving retirement pay for reserve service, or does this question only apply to active-duty retirees?

A. It applies only to military retired pay, not reserve retired pay.


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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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