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Purchase of Prior Service

Purchasing Prior Service

A member may be eligible to purchase service from previous public employment, active duty military service, an eligible period of leave or VRS refunded service as service credit in his or her plan. Prior service credit counts toward the five years needed to become vested and eligibility for retirement and the health insurance credit.

Member Purchases Via myVRS

Members may initiate the purchase of prior service (PPS) online through their myVRS accounts. This self-service option allows members to:

Members will make lump-sum payments directly to VRS or coordinate purchase payment agreements with the employer. The employer also can assist the member with the purchase process using myVRS and myVRS Navigator.

Employer Tools in myVRS Navigator

Authorized employer roles can use myVRS Navigator to assist members with:

Refer to the purchase of prior service section of the member handbook or the member website for details on PPS types, purchase amounts, cost windows and purchase payment requirements.

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