CalPERS Military Service Credit

CalPERS Military Service Credit

Senate Bill 294 was enacted on January 1, which amended Government Code Sections 20997, 21024 and 21029 of the Public Employees Retirement Law to require employers to notify new employees upon being hired, as well as current state employees returning from an approved military leave, of the right to purchase their past active duty military service credit at no member cost, under specific conditions. This military service credit can increase CASE members’ pensions.

The California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) has developed a new member publication entitled, A Guide to Your CalPERS Military Service Credit Option, PUB 15, which is available by clicking on the following link, The publication contains information regarding eligibility, how the cost is calculated, how the service credit amount is determined, how to complete the request form PERS-MSD-369A, and important information regarding purchasing service credit.

To determine your eligibility to purchase this service credit, you must submit the request form with any required supporting documentation to CalPERS for review. CalPERS will determine your eligibility upon receiving the completed request form.

For questions regarding military service credit purchase, please contact the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).

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