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Special and Incentive Pays
BRS Comparison Calculator
New Retired Benefits Program
Office of the Actuary
Savings Deposit Program
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Servicemembers Group Life Insurance
Survivor Benefit Program
Thrift Savings Plan
Leave Benefits During Transition
In the Spotlight
Former Spouse Protection Act
Taxable Fringe Benefits
ASK ROBYN: DEFINED BENEFIT CALCULATION
Service members covered under BRS receive a reduced multiplier for their defined benefit pension. The legacy retirement plan uses a formula that multiplies years of service by 2.5 percent (20 years = 50 percent), times the average of the highest 36 months of basic pay. Under BRS, the multiplier changes to 2.0 percent (20 years = 40 percent), times the highest 36 months of basic pay for calculating monthly retired pay.