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Reserve Points/Early RET-1

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How do I obtain a reserve point statement?

Reserve Points Statements are available in Direct Access Self-Service to all members. Current SELRES members can also call your Servicing Personnel Office (SPO) Yeoman to obtain a copy of your Points Statement at any time.

Self-Service Viewing and Printing Reserve Points Statement

SPO Viewing and Printing Reserve Points Statement

Members of the IRR/ISL/ASL can contact RPM-3 to obtain a Reserve Points Statement via email at HQS-SMB-CGPSC-RPM-3-Query@uscg.mil.

CG Reserve Retired awaiting age 60 (RET-2) personnel will need to contact Pay & Personnel Center (PPC-ADV) in Topeka, KS to obtain a copy.  Call their customer care line at (866)772-8724/(785)339-2200, email at ppc-dg-customercare@uscg.mil, or submit a request online.

If a Reserve Points Statement is needed for use outside the Coast Guard, such as for VA benefits, you will need to request an official Reserve Points Statement (PPC-4973) from PPC.

Understanding a Good Year for Reserve Retirement – an Article with good information and explanations of terms on the Reserve Points Statements.

Reserve Early Retirement

REGULATIONS

A member of the Ready Reserve will have the eligibility age for receipt of retired pay reduced below 60 years of age by 3 months for each aggregate 90 days the member serves on active duty in any fiscal year on/after 01/29/2008, or any two consecutive fiscal years after 09/30/2014.* Each qualifying day may only be used once. The eligibility age for this purpose may not be reduced below 50 years.

*On/before 30 September 2014 any remaining balance cannot be carried over. After 30 September 2014, any remaining balance can be carried over to the next fiscal year only. If it is not used in the next fiscal year, that time is lost.

Creditable active duty periods on/after 29 January 2008 include:

 • Title 10 12301(a)
 • Title 10 12302
 • Title 10 12304
 • ADOS-AC
 • ADOS-RC
 • Med Hold (Only if original linked orders were)
 • EAD
 • Title 14 (on/after 31 December 2011)

Non-creditable active duty periods include:

 • IADT
 • ADT-AT
 • ADT-OTD
 • EAD for RCM (Reserve Component Managers) – formerly RPA (Reserve Program Administrator)
 • ADHC
 • Regular Component Active Duty

CALCULATIONS

There are two options to estimate a Reservist’s eligibility date for Reserve Early Retirement, the Calculator and manually.

Calculator:

1. Open and extract the Reserve Early Retirement Pay Eligibility Calculator. (IMPORTANT: Macros must be enabled.)

2. Follow the instructions. Copy and paste the member’s orders from Direct Access.

3. Member’s Reserve Early Retirement Eligibility Date will be provided. Provide a copy to the member for their records.

NOTE: Review all the instructions. Guidance on handling special situations will be addressed.

Manual: (See examples below)

1. Total all the qualifying days in a single fiscal year (based on the above creditable active duty).

2. Divide the number by 90 (ex. 225 ÷ 90 = 2.5).

3. Multiply the whole number by 3 to determine the number of earned months (2 x 3 = 6).

4. Repeat for each fiscal year. (For FY 2015 and later, any remaining days can be added to the total qualifying days for the next fiscal year only. If those days are not used, they become lost.)

5. Total all the months and subtract time from the member’s 60th birthday. This is the member’s reduced RET-1 eligibility date. This date cannot be reduced below 50 years of age.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: A member completes 225 days of Title 10 12302 orders in FY 2014.

• 225 days ÷ 90 = 2.5   [90 days periods = 2; remaining days = 45]

• 2 x 3 = 6 months

Member will receive 6 months credit towards Early RET-1 eligibility (and lose 45 days).

Example 2: A member completes 225 days of Title 10 12302 in FY 2015 and 27 days of Title 14 in FY 2016.

FY 2015

• 225 days ÷ 90 = 2.5   [90 day periods = 2; remaining days = 45]

• 2 x 3 = 6 months

FY 2016

• 27 days + 45 days = 72;   72 days ÷ 90 = 0.8   [90 days periods = 0; remaining days (this FY) = 27]

• 0 x 3 = 0 months

• 6 months + 0 months = 6 months

FY 2017

• Member has 27 days that can be added to any other eligible days earned in FY 2017.

Member will receive 6 months credit towards Early RET-1 eligibility (and lose 45 days).

PROCEDURE

Follow the procedures in ALCGRSV 017/18 for requesting reserve early retirement pay.

Understanding a Good Year for Reserve Retirement – an Article with good information and explanations of terms on the Reserve Points Statements.

How to Request a Correction to Reserve Points:

All SELRES members must go through their respective SPO. If the member's SPO cannot satisfactorily answer the individual's concerns then the SPO should initiate action by contacting PPC Customer Care. An E-6 or above in the member’s SPO must contact PPC Customer Service via an online trouble ticket or send an email to PPC-DG-customercare@uscg.mil and provide the following information:

  • A completed RSV Points Correction ChecklistUpdated(September 28, 2022)
  • Member's Employee ID and full name
  • Members Servicing SPO ID
  • Whether or not the member has any prior service - all documents will need to be scanned and emailed
  • A detailed description of the issue. Include specific categories and dates. A simple “the points are wrong” is not acceptable and feedback from the member/POC will be required.

Note: Any request for points corrections must be submitted by an E-6 and above in the member’s SPO. Any request without a completed and verified checklist will be returned and the ticket closed.

Any individual that is not SELRES with questions concerning their Reserve Points or requiring corrections to their Reserve Points must contact PPC Customer Service via an online trouble ticket or send an email to PPC-DG-customercare@uscg.mil and provide the following information:

  • Member's Employee ID and full name
  • Members Servicing SPO ID
  • Whether or not the member has any prior service - all documents will need to be scanned and emailed
  • A detailed description of the issue. Include Specific categories and dates. A simple “the points are wrong” is not acceptable and feedback from the member/POC will be required.

All requests for changes to a member's Reserve Points must be supported by documentation. Documentation must be a DD-214, Reserve Point Statement, contract or Discharge Certificate or other official instruments. It is the member's responsibility to provide this documentation (PPC is not a document repository and may not be able to furnish CG documents and stores no Non-CG documents).

This link may be helpful in obtaining documents:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Correspondence Course Points Credit

IAW ALCOAST 566/09, SPOs/P&A offices are responsible for entering Correspondence Course points into Direct Access.  If the course needs approval, the member needs to contact COMDT (CG-1331).  If the Correspondence Course was entered into Direct Access and no credit was awarded, the SPO/P&A office needs to ensure the member was not on any form of active duty, including ADT, before submitting a trouble ticket to Customer Care.