- EARLY RETIREMENT FOR ACTIVE SERVICE FOR READY RESERVE MEMBERS FOR DUTY AFTER JANUARY 2008 April 26 2014, 0 Comments
Retirement Age Reduced for each Active Duty 90 Day Period of Mobilization
A member is generally not eligible for Reserve (non-regular) retired pay until they reach age 6o. However, any member of the Ready Reserve who is recalled to active duty or, in response to a national emergency, is called to certain active service after January 28, 2008, shall have the age 60 requirement reduced by 3 months for each cumulative period of 90 days so performed in any fiscal year after that date.
(The 90-day early day retirement benefit for mobilized service cannot cross over from one fiscal year to another year. For example, I was mobilized in November 2009 through November 2010. So I will receive 3, 90 day reductions towards an early retirement for that year of 2009-2010 year of mobilized service since the last three months of my mobilized year of service crossed over from one fiscal year ending on 30 September 2010 to the fiscal year starting, 1 October 2010. My year of mobilized service ended in November 2010, which was insufficient for three months of service within a fiscal year and, therefore, insufficient for a 90 day reduction. The Reserve Officers Association and the National Guard Association of the United States are working to change this exclusion for those mobilized periods of service that cross over fiscal years through legislation if your year of service does not fall within one fiscal calendar year.)