Tag: National Guard
Can I Earn A Military Pension And A Civil-Service Pension
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Can I Earn A Military Pension And A Civil-Service Pension

A reader asks: I served 14 years of active duty and six years in the National Guard. I received my 20-year letter. I began working for the postal service and “bought back” my 14 years of active duty towards my postal service retirement. For example I have 12 years actual with the postal service but 26 years on ...

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Options For National Guard And Reserve Retirement
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Options For National Guard And Reserve Retirement

I get several e-mails or "Contact me" questions every day about how to handle service in the National Guard and Reserve. Most of them I can answer on my own, and they're good questions that deserve to be discussed in their own posts. Occasionally I'm stumped by a question and I hope that you readers have seen a ...

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National Guard and Reserve Retirement at the Maximum Pay
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National Guard and Reserve Retirement at the Maximum Pay

A reader writes: I need some clarification regarding your article that describes the calculation of a Reserve/Guard retired pay benefit. I’ve relied on this description in the past, but am troubled by one aspect of the calculation/description. Assume a Guard member has the requisite 20 “good years” to qualify for ...

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Maximizing Your Civil Service Computation Date
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Maximizing Your Civil Service Computation Date

Here's a unique combination of a reader question about federal civil service-- and a free eBook from GubMints.com. The link below is only FREE until 11:59 PM PDT Friday. If you're reading this post at your usual Thursday morning time, then you probably have less than 40 hours left. First, I'm posting the reader ...

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Military Benefits After One Enlistment (part 2 of 2)
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Military Benefits After One Enlistment (part 2 of 2)

(If you've found this page from a search engine, you'll want to read the first part of this two-part post.) This post answers the rest of a reader's question: "I was curious whether there are any benefits for people who got an honorable discharge after finishing the six-year obligation they signed up for but chose ...

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The Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan
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The Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan

This earlier post describes the SBP and its options, as well as the pros and cons of buying it for your survivors. If you landed here from a search engine or some other link then I'd recommend reading the previous two posts before proceeding with this one. Some of the references and links in this post include ...

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