Military Buy Back and Your Future Annuity

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Q: In the Special Retirement Supplement article you state that military buy back time is not used in computing the SRS. What about military buy back time in acquiring 30 years at MRA to get SRS? At my MRA, I will have 29 years and I am eligible to buy back some military time. If I buy back the time, will it count towards the 30 years needed at MRA to be eligible for the SRS?

A: Military time for which a deposit has been made will count for the 30 years of service for the purpose of retirement eligibility and retirement computation. They simply do not count in the computation of the supplement.

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