CSRS or CSRS Offset:
Crediting military service for retirement purposes depends on several factors, including when you were first employed under a covered appointment, if you are eligible for social security benefits, and if a deposit is paid. Military retired pay will also have an impact.
Step 1: Determine the amount of your deposit
Complete a request for your military earning (RI20-97). Attached a copy of your Discharge Certificate and submit them to the appopriate Military Finance Center. If service was performed during 1999 and 2000, request year-by-year earnings for these years only.
Step 2: Complete an application to make your deposit
Attach your Discharge Certificate and Estimated Earnings and forward it to your benefits contact. Please note that filing the form does not serve as a commitment to making the actual deposit.
Within 45 days of submitting your application, DFAS, our payroll office, will mail you information about the amount owed and payment instructions. Deposits must be done prior to retiring from Federal Service.