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The MSEP 2011 and Purchasing Military Service

Jan 17, 2023, 09:51 AM by MOSERS

Hello, I served in the active duty military and I am now in the Army Reserves. I heard that I can buy retirement time. Is this true? 

MSEP 2011, which is set by state statute, does not allow for a purchase of prior active-duty miliary service credit. However, members of MSEP 2011 may be eligible for automatic credit for military service if they were employed by the state immediately prior to entering active-duty military service and then return to state employment within the timeframe specified by the USERRA. 

This is based on state law. Any changes must be passed by the Missouri General Assembly. We are not aware of any such proposals being filed so far this session, however, you can track proposed legislation on our Legislation page and view the 2023 MOSERS Legislative Tracking Sheet for more information. 

If you have additional questions, please refer to our Purchasing and Transferring Service Guide for MSEP 2011 Members or contact a MOSERS benefit counselor for more information.

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