Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

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Q. I am medically retired from the military. I have 12.5 years of active duty from September 1991 to May 2004. I’ve worked for the Veterans Affairs Department since October 2006. I am only getting six hours for leave. Why is my service time not being used?

A. To find out if you are entitled to additional credit, go to www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide and scroll to Service Credit for Leave Rate Accrual and Retirement.

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