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Minnesota National Guard
Retirement Services
Who We Are

Minnesota’s Retirement Services Office
600 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155

SFC Susanne Swanson
Retirement Services NCOIC
651-268-8188
susanne.m.swanson.mil@mail.mil

SSG James Hutton
Retirement Services
651-282-4510
james.e.hutton.mil@mail.mil

Mrs. Paulette Kirchhamer
Personnel Services (Minnesota Army National Guard)
651-282-4049
marie.p.kirchhamer.nfg@mail.mil

SSG Troy Ewert
RPAM NCO
651-282-4557
troy.j.ewert.mil@mail.mil

It is the responsibility of all qualified individuals to submit their application for retired pay no earlier than 12 months and no later than 90 days prior to the date retired pay is to begin. Applications must be submitted on a DD Form 108 (Application for Retired Pay Benefits) and DD Form 2656 (Data for Payment of Retired Personnel). The application will include an SF 1199a (Direct Deposit Sign-up), from the Soldier's financial instiution.

Reference AR 135-180, Qualifying Service for Retired Pay Non-Regular Service.

Age requirements
a. Minimum age. To be eligible for retired pay, an individual must have attained the minimum age prescribed by law - age 60.
b. Reduced retirement age. The eligibility age for receipt of retired pay should be reduced below 60 years of age by 3 months for each aggregate of 90 days of qualifying active duty or active service performed after 28 January 2008 in any fiscal year. A day of duty may be included in only one aggregate of 90 days.

Basic qualifying service requirements
a. A minimum of 20 years of qualifying service computed under 10 USC 12732; or,
b. Fifteen years of qualifying service, and less than 20, computed under10 USC 12732, if the individual is to be separated because the Soldier has been determined unfit for continued Selected Reserve service, and none of the conditions in 10 USC 12731b(b) exist.

Other service requirements
• Soldiers who completed the years of qualifying service before 5 October 1994, the last 8 years of qualifying service must have been in a component other than a regular component, the Fleet Reserve, or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.
• Soldiers who completed the years of qualifying service on or after 5 Octber 1994, but before 25 April 2005, the last 6 years of qualifying service must have been in a component other than a regular component, the Fleet Reserve, or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.
• Soldiers who completed the years of qualifying service on or after 25 April 2005, there is no minimum RC. Must apply for retired pay by submitting an application to the branch of service you were assigned to at time of your discharge or transfer to the Retired Reserve.
Forms

AR 135-180
  Qualifying Service for Retired Pay Nonregular Service.

 

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