Blended Retirement System

Similar, Yet Different

The new Blended Retirement System (BRS) consists of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and a retirement annuity just like the legacy retirement (high-3) system – with four big differences.

  1. The BRS includes DoD automatic and matching TSP contributions that are not part of the legacy system.
  2. The BRS annuity for those retiring from the military is smaller than the legacy system.
  3. The BRS offers a mid-career continuation payment.
  4. The BRS offers two partial lump sum retirement options.

Eligibility Rules:

If you signed a contract to serve or entered the military: