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.
- The BRS includes DoD automatic and matching TSP contributions that are not part of the legacy system.
- The BRS annuity for those retiring from the military is smaller than the legacy system.
- The BRS offers a mid-career continuation payment.
- The BRS offers two partial lump sum retirement options.
If you signed a contract to serve or entered the military: