Military Retirement Pay

The Blended Retirement System


Military retirement pay is one of the top three benefits of military service along with medical and other benefits. Understanding how to calculate military retirement pay involves understanding the the final pay and high 36-month average methods. Also, all military retirements are protected from inflation by annual Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs), based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as measured by the Department of Labor. 

Retirement Pay

Guard And Reserve Retirement
National Guard & Reserve members who complete a minimum 20 qualifying years of service become eligible for retired pay at age...
Thrift Savings Plan
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers servicemembers flexibility in investment planning.
Retired Pay Allotments
Retired servicemembers are permitted to continue some allotments that they had in effect while on active duty.

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