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CSRS Deposits/Redeposits

Deposits and redeposits can be made by employees now serving under CSRS; by separated employees who are entitled (or would be entitled after paying for service) to an annuity; or by eligible widows, widowers, or former spouses of deceased employees. An applicant for retirement is automatically given an opportunity to make the deposit for nondeduction service performed on or after October 1, 1982, and any redeposit when the application for retirement is processed. An applicant for retirement must specifically request an opportunity to make a deposit for nondeduction service performed before October 1, 1982. An employee should not file an application to make deposit or redeposit if he or she contemplates retirement within 6 months.

Deposit is a payment to the retirement fund to cover a period of civilian service during which no retirement deductions were withheld from your salary (also called "nondeduction" service).

Redeposit is a payment to the retirement fund to cover a period of service for which retirement reductions were withheld from your salary and later refunded to you.

Below are the procedures for those interested in making a Deposit/Redeposit.

Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018