Age 55 or older
www.michigan.gov › orsmilitary
- If you served in the Michigan National Guard (Army or Air) you may be entitled to a retirement benefit from the State of Michigan. You must meet all the following criteria to qualify: Separated from service. Age 55 or older.
The Michigan National Guard Retirement Services Office can assist currently serving members as well as our retirees! Contact us for any of your Retirement Needs! Best method: firstname.lastname@example.org or NGMIRSO@mail.mil. We can also help with obtaining service records.
The State of Michigan provides a retirement benefit for all former members of the Michigan National Guard (Army or Air) who have served a minimum of 19 years, 6 months, and 1 day of active National Guard service in the State Defense Forces and Michigan National Guard.
Wolverine Guard Join Us. Join the Army National Guard Join the Air National Guard. Join the 110th Wing Join the 127th Wing Employment. Michigan Guard Jobs State of Michigan Careers Federal Careers eBenefits Careers Retention. Education Benefits Becoming an Officer
- Retirement Effective Date
- What to Expect After You Apply
- Application Review
- Award Letter
- First Pension Payment
- Ongoing Pension Payments
- Your Pension Statements
- Long-Term Care Insurance
Your retirement effective date is the first day of the month following the month in which you have satisfied all eligibility requirements and have a complete retirement application on file with the Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS).
Here is what happens from the time you send ORS your completed retirement application to when you begin receiving regular monthly pension payments. Remember, these time frames are approximate and represent the minimum time required to complete each process.
When we receive your application, we review it to make sure all required information and documentation were submitted. If anything is missing or incomplete, all materials will be returned to you with an explanation of what is needed, and your application may be delayed.
Once we have your final wage and service information, we will verify your pension eligibility statement from the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs verifying your years of service. ORS will put you on the retirement payroll. You'll get an award letter that tells you how much your pension payment is and when you can expect it. When you recei...
Your first pension payment should arrive one to three months after you meet all eligibility requirements, submit your application, and all required forms are on file with ORS. If your first payment is delayed while we gather final salary service hours information, you will be paid retroactive to your retirement effective date.
Pensions are paid on the 25th of each month for the month they are due. If the 25th falls on a weekend or holiday, watch for your payment on the preceding business day. December payments are issued about one week early.
Your statements are available at any time in miAccount. You will also be mailed a statement periodically, four times during the year. Each January, ORS will send you a federal Form 1099-R. Your Form 1099-R can also be obtained online using miAccount. This pension income statement reports the payments made to you during the previous year and any tax...
One you retire you may be eligible for individual long-term care insurance. Visit the Employee Benefits Division of the Michigan Civil Service Commissionunder Retiree Eligibility for details.
Retirement After 20+ years of service, you will have a great nestegg upon retirement. Payments will begin when you reach age 60. The average Soldier accrues at least 2,627 points with more than 26 years. Refer to the example chart below for a preview of what 2,627 points at retirement will yield in your retirement payout: