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Military Retirement


Military retirement pay is unlike civilian retirement pay systems. Military retirement have no special retirement accounts, no matching funds provision, no interest. The size of salary depends on the number of years served. Military retirements are eligible for serving over 20 years in the military. Numerous retirement and long-term care facilities are available to veterans.

The military member is terminated involuntarily due to a reduction in force. Military service credit deposit of 3 percent of military base pay or 7 percent of military base pay plus interest. The portion will generally be based on the number of years of marriage during which the retired pay was earned, divided by the total years of service. Retire member never completely sever their responsibilities to the military.

A few states treat military retired pay as the property only of the military person. Concurrent Receipt means to receive both military retirement benefits and VA disability compensation. Most of the pension protections for military ex-spouses were established through the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act. The military members are retired under honorable conditions.The retired person start collecting a regular retirement pension as early as 37 years old.