Military and government retirement


Q. I am retired military getting a pension and I have worked enough years as a CSRS/FERS, not sure which, to qualify for a pension there. I don’t want to buy back my years as it would be too expensive at this point. Will I get both pensions? Will one be reduced?

A. You’ll receive the annuities you earned in both systems, with no reduction in either.


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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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