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Check your retirement points every year (ARNG/USAR)

As a member of the Army Reserve/National Guard, you must have 20 years of service to be eligible for retired pay when you reach the age of 60.  A qualifying year is one in which you earn a minimum of 50 retirement points.  The reference for how retirement points are established can be found in AR 140-185.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you achieve the minimum points required to achieve a qualifying year.

How do you get the points needed for a qualifying year?

  • One point for each day of active service
    Check your retirement points every year

    Always remember that keeping track of your retirement points is your responsablity.

  • 15 points for each year of membership in the Reserve Component
  • One point for each unit training assembly, a maximum of 2 points per day
  • Completion of accredited correspondence courses at one point for each three credit hours earned.

Per laws passed by Congress: members could receive credit for up to 60 inactive points for years that ended before 23 September 1996; up to 75 inactive points for years that ended on or after 23 September 1996 and before 30 October 2000; and up to 90 points in the retirement year that includes 30 October 2000 and beyond.

Make sure that you check your ARPC Form 249-E on the HRC website

posted on 02/11/2011 under Articles
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Written by Dan Bains, biography pending.

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