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US National Guard Pension Plan

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  • Mar 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Battle Creek, Michigan

    Pension is good if you make it to 20 years or more.

  • Aug 27, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Systems Administrator in Concord, New Hampshire

    Vested after 5 years. Transferable to other federal positions.

  • Aug 11, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Platoon Sergeant in Colchester, Vermont

    Very good retirement but you have to commit 20 years to get a half pension and then you have to wait to age 60 to collect. Active soldiers get 100% at 20 years, typical age 38. So, if you are 38 and just finished 20 years in the National Guard that check looks very good however you have to wait another 22 years to start drawing it.

  • Jun 17, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Military Recruiter in Raleigh, North Carolina

    Too difficult to manage your account. In the TSP program you have few options and if you wish to remove your money your screwed unless you have an emergency or are retiring.

  • Jan 09, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Recruiting Manager in Conyers, Georgia

    Best program available, 20 year retirement without paying into it. Come with full health care.

  • Sep 10, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current CBRN NCO in Columbia, South Carolina

    Serve fifteen+ years and drew pension at age of 65. If you choose the option to deducted some percentage of your drill pay-check to Thrift Saving Program (TSP), that extra money on top of your twenty years pension pay.

  • Aug 24, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in McMinnville, Tennessee

    After 20 years or more of honorable service, you will become eligible for pensions and retirement.

  • Apr 22, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Platoon Sgt. in Santa Rosa, California

    If you can make it the distance, the retirement is a nice benefit. It is adjusted for total years, but in the guard, there is an additional factor of the number of active duty days you have within each year.

  • Dec 16, 2014
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Human Resources Specialist in Trenton, New Jersey

    Substandard pension benefits: 1/3 of overall salary.

  • Nov 12, 2014
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Computer Detections Repairer in Boston, Massachusetts

    Setting up a TSP account is a better bet.


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