ISS2 2016

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which will be reflected on the back of the ID card. You may still be eligible for TRICARE Retired Reserve until you reach age 60. Examples: 1. YN1 John Doe was on "Title 10" orders from 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011, and then received ADOS orders from 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012. YN1 Doe would be eligible to collect retired pay at age 58, as a result of serving 24 months of qualifying duty, instead of waiting until he reaches age 60. 2. BMC Jane Doe was on "Title 10" orders from 1 February through 30 September 2011. BMC Doe would be eligible to collect retired pay 6 months prior to reaching age 60. 3. ME2 George Bailey served on 14 U.S.C. §712 orders in response to a hurricane for 60 days from 1 March to 29 April 2011, and then served on short-term ADOS orders from 1 June to 31 July 2011. ME2 Bailey would be eligible to collect retired pay 3 months prior to reaching age 60. 4. MK3 Sam Austin served on ADOS from 1 August 2015 to 30 September 2016 and received another short term ADOS orders from 1October 2016 through 30 November 2016. Though MK3 Austin served 61 days on qualifying active duty in FY15 and 61 days of qualifying active duty in FY16, under the new rules he would qualify for 3 months of early retirement. The remaining qualifying days may be available to accumulate with any other qualifying active duty. FAQs: 1. Do we need to show a DD214 for every 90-days of qualifying active duty, or will a signed set of original orders suffice? A: No, you will only need to provide additional proof of creditable time if you feel your SOCS computation, to include your qualifying duty toward Reserve Early Retirement, is in error. 2. Is it true that the active duty must encompass an entire 3 months from the beginning to end of a quarter, or are any 90-days eligible to earn retirement credit? A: The qualifying active duty does not have to be consecutive, and may be a cumulative time of 90, 180, 270, or 360 days within a fiscal year, and may cross two fiscal years for any qualifying duty served on or after October 1, 2014. 3. Once my Reserve Early Retirement time is calculated, will it show up on an LES or somewhere in Direct Access? A: No, the final calculations are done at PPC-RAS when requesting retired pay and will not show on an LES, but should be reflected on the statement of creditable service (SOCS). Request a SOCS at least 1 year away from when you estimate you could retire early to confirm final eligible dates and total creditable points. —Written by Chip Chase, CG-131

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