What types of service you can buy
Learn about the types of service you can buy to potentially increase your future pension.
Buying service for a period of reduced pay
If you worked for less than your full assignment for a period of time, you may be able to buy the difference between your normal, full assignment and the amount you actually worked.
You can buy service for a period of reduced pay if:
- You were employed with the employer for three years before the reduced pay period and continued working for the employer during the period of reduced pay
- You have not given up your rights to a full assignment
- The period of reduced pay began after March 31, 2008
Periods of reduced pay are structured in one-year increments to provide a clear deadline for buying service. Reduced pay periods longer than 12 months are considered a consecutive series of 12-month periods.
Contact your employer if this applies to you, and you are interested in buying service for a period of reduced pay.