Guest Post – How to Get the New Blended Retirement System Continuation Pay

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by Dr. Caroline Schlocker

There is very little information available on how a service member applies for continuation pay (CP) under the Blended Retirement System. MILPERSMAN 1810-081 provides some detail but does not mention the NSIPS requirement.

There are two items to complete in order to opt-­in to CP:

  1. Fill out the appropriate section in NSIPS. Here is a go­-by with PPI­ scrubbed screenshots.
  2. Through the Command Career Counselor office, have a NAVPERS 1070/613 generated and verified. It looks like this:

NAVPERS 1070:613

This needs to be sent by the Command Career Counselor Office to NAVPERSCOM (PERS­-8) or the servicing PSD if access through the Navy Personnel System is unavailable.

The decision to opt­-in to CP must occur between years 8­-12 of military service. Once a person hits the 12 year mark, the decision is irrevocable. If you have not done the above steps by your 12 year mark, you will not be able to obtain CP. CP incurs a four year payback that is served concurrently with other service obligations.

One thought on “Guest Post – How to Get the New Blended Retirement System Continuation Pay

    Jesse Byrd AD1 (AW) said:
    February 12, 2019 at 17:53

    I am grateful I found this blog. I have been trying to get additional information about continuation pay since I opted in to BRS. No one seems to be confident about what steps should be taken in order to finalize everything. NSIPS makes it easy to opt in, but thats about it. Im wondering how many of these Dr Schlocker knows about and where successful. I ask for my own curiosity because it has been a nightmare for me to get any support on this subject. So thank you for posting this, and ill be back for some of the other good info on here.


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