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WRS Military Service Credit - Continuous Military Service Credit

Continuous Military Service Credit is based on Wisconsin state law. It applies to military service credit for time in the U.S. Armed Forces on or after January 1, 1974, and provides you with Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) service credit for your military service, up to a maximum of four years.

It requires that:

  • you left the employment of a WRS employer to enter the U.S. Armed Forces;
  • you return to your pre-service WRS employer within 180 days of release or discharge from the military, or within 180 days of release from hospitalization because of injury or sickness resulting from that service in the armed forces; and
  • your military service discharge must have been other than dishonorable.

There are some unusual circumstances under which you may qualify for WRS military service credit, such as time spent in the U.S. Maritime Service between 1941 and 1945, or if you had military service as a teacher earlier than 1967.

For more information, contact ETF.


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