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The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the President to "consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans."

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FlatAffect  
#1 Posted : Friday, December 24, 2021 9:24:19 PM(UTC)
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I spoke with my supervisor about the buyback process. I have already submitted my estimation request from DFAS with my DD-214.

So, if I have 10 years AD, how will paying back my years increase my pay?

Anyone who has done this, please give me your input.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, December 25, 2021 5:15:27 AM(UTC)
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I have not done this.


but buying X amount of time just adds X to your years of service. that improves your retirement, but not your current pay.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:44:54 PM(UTC)
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I have not done this.


but buying X amount of time just adds X to your years of service. that improves your retirement, but not your current pay.


That's strange because my supervisor told me that my pay will increase due to the added years in service and that my increases in pay with every step will be more than someone without the AD time.

He explained that basically I would make about as much money as someone who is a pay grade or two above me.

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#4 Posted : Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:28:54 PM(UTC)
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In the USPS it does not change your pay. Only your years of service for retirement calculations.
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#5 Posted : Friday, December 31, 2021 5:33:47 AM(UTC)

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Buying back your military time improves your time in service and retirement. It does not give you more time in grade.
*DISCLAIMER*Correctly filling out your security forms will not guarantee you a clearance in 3 months BUT be sloppy and your case will be in the field a heck of a lot longer, guaranteed.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:25:42 AM(UTC)
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I work for the VA and have bought 6 years of my military time back. It only increases your retirement pay. You will retire with 10 additional years of federal service to compute your retirement benefit. It has no effect on you pay while employed.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:20:24 AM(UTC)
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Also, you should be bumped to that level of Annual Leave accumulation.

Although I received the bump before making the deposit.
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