In addition to the pensions and benefits to which you may be entitled because of both public and private employment, you may also be eligible for certain benefits based on your military service.
Guard, Reserve Soldiers and for Reduced-Age Retirement
Non-regular retirement is the term used for ARNG and USAR Soldiers that have completed 20 or more years of qualifying service for retired pay upon reaching age 60 or, in some cases, sooner depending on their computed eligibility date. Soldiers who complete 20 years or more of qualifying active duty service are eligible for regular retirement and this should not be confused with non-regular retirement.
There are certain cases when a Soldier may qualify for retired pay upon reaching age 60 with 15 years of qualifying service, such as when a Soldier is found to be medically unfit for continued military service due to physical disability. A qualifying year for non-regular retirement is one in which a Soldier earns a minimum of 50 retirement points. For a full explanation of Rules for Award of Retirement Points, see NGR 680-2 (Automated Retirement Points Accounting Management), Appendix C (Award of Retirement Points).
The most important thing Soldiers can do to meet the criteria is to check their mobilization orders or their DD-214 discharge document. Those documents need to have any one of the following Title 10 or Title 32 U.S. codes annotated: 12301(a), 12301(d), 12301(h), 12302, 12304, 12305 or 12306.
Eligiblity for Non-Regular Retirement
|Notice of Eligibility (NOE)||
20 Year NOE
15 Year NOE
Service beyond age 60
|Additional Service Requirements||
Meet Minimum Required Reserve Service IAW NGR 680-2 (Automated Retirement Points Accounting System)
a. For Soldiers who completed the years of qualifying service in paragraph 3-2 before 5 October 1994, the last 8 years of qualifying service must have been in a component other than a regular component, the Fleet Reserve, or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.
b. For Soldiers who completed the years of qualifying service on or after 5 October 1994, but before 26 April 2005, the last 6 years of qualifying service must have been in a component other than a regular component, the Fleet Reserve, or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.
|Retired from Military|