It's Retirement Time!

  • Military retirement is something we all look forward to. However, many of us don't give this idea much thought until all of the sudden it's time to retire.
    If you were a member of the Michigan National Guard, you may be entitled to two military retirement plans state and federal.

    The Handbook for Military Retirees, available below, outlines benefits and privileges. It also provides a variety of information that can answer many of the questions you might have about military retirement.

Military Retirement Resources

State Military Retirement

  • Office of Retirement Services Former members of the Michigan National Guard who meet minimum state service requirements are eligible for the Michigan military retirement plan, administered by the Office of Retirement Services.

Federal Military Retirement

  • Defense Finance and Accounting Service Retirees from military reserves, including National Guard, become eligible for retired pay after 20 years of creditable service and upon reaching 60 years of age.