Former Members Who Met Eligibility for Retired Pay

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This guidance defines those individuals categorized as "Former Members" and those entitlements they could be eligible for.

Definition of a Former Member: An individual who, for whatever reason, was separated or discharged instead of requesting transfer to the Retired Reserve but remains eligible to receive retired pay, however they have no military affiliation.

Entitlements

  • May not be reappointed or enlisted solely for retirement
  • Do not accrue longevity service
  • Must contact HQ ARPC for pay application forms
  • Eligible for DD Form 2 ID card (tan) upon discharge (discharge order and 20 year letter to pass and ID)
  • Eligible for same benefits as a retired reservist (gray area)
  • Eligible for DD Form 2765 ID card at age 60 (retired pay order to pass and ID)

Effect on Retired Pay

If Date of Initial Entry into Uniformed Service (DIEUS) is:

  • Prior to 8 September 1980, retired pay is based on the pay scale in effect on retired pay effective date
  • On or after 8 September 1980, retired pay is based on the average of highest 36 months pay scales in effect prior to date of discharge

Categories of Discharges Not Eligible for Reserve Retired Pay

  • Discharge with Disability Severance Pay
  • Title 10 U.S.C., Section 1274
    • Convicted of an offense under the UCMJ and the sentence includes death
    • Separated pursuant to sentence of a court-martial with a dishonorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge
    • In the case of an officer, a dismissal