Mon 18 May, 2009 04:25 am
How many years of active service does a soldier in the United States Armed Forces need to receive a pension? How old does he have to be to collect?
20 years of active service is the norm. There are instances when an individual can apply for and get an early retirement after 15 years with a reduction in the monthly payments received, but in general 20 years is the norm. There is no specific minimum or maximum age required to receive a pension that I've heard.
You also have to serve several years at a specific rank (three?) before you can collect the pension from that rank.