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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

How do I make a payment to receive retirement credit for my military service after 1956?

You may be able to receive retirement credit for active-duty military service after 1956 if you make a payment for that service. You must make the payment before you stop working for the government. You should ask your local servicing personnel center for help in determining whether to make this payment. They can provide personalized assistance because they have your employment records.

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