Updated January 2009
Non-interruptive military service credit is service credit available to those who served in the U.S. military prior to becoming Washington State Patrol Retirement System (WSPRS) members. If you qualify to receive non-interruptive military service credit, you may apply for it at any time prior to retirement. No payments are required.
To receive credit for military service performed prior to becoming a WSPRS Plan 1 member, you must:
If you do not meet all of the above requirements, you do not qualify for non-interruptive military service credit.
You may combine interruptive and non-interruptive service to receive up to five years of military service credit. However, there are exceptions to this rule that allow members to combine types of service to receive more than five years of credit. If you have questions, contact a Retirement Services Analyst.
Service that can be included in the 25 years of WSPRS Plan 1 service that you must have in order to receive non-interruptive military service:
It does not include:
You are a veteran for purposes of receiving WSPRS Plan 1 military service credit if you:
The following types of military service qualify as active federal military service:
You may receive up to five years of credit for military service performed prior to your enrollment in WSPRS Plan 1.
Federal law provides exceptions that allow those who have served more than the maximum years of service stated above to receive additional service credit. Contact your Retirement Services Analyst for further information.
To find out if you are eligible to receive non-interruptive service credit, send your request for a determination along with documentation of your military service, such as a DD 214 form, to your retirement system for review.
If you have questions, contact DRS.