Posted on Jul 29, 2021
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I have orders for retirement on 1Sept. They are only letting me sell back 15 days of leave because I have already sold 45 days in the past. This leaves me with 32 days of leave that I guess gets poofed. is there any way where I can just push my orders back to 1Oct so I don't lose out on the money I deserved? I think I already know the answer to this question, but I figured I would ask to see if anyone has something I can use.
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You could just take the leave, that's what most people do. There's no need to sell back any leave since you'll only receive base pay minus 22% for federal income tax.

The law is you can only sell 60 days of leave over your whole career. Leave is meant to be paid time off, you're not losing any money by taking it.

Retirement is always the last day of the month. Your last day of service is always the end of the month and your first day of retirement is always the first day of the following month. You can always adjust your retirement date by submitting to HRC, as long as you aren't at RCP, but you are cutting it very, very close.
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What if I am already on leave. Should I still try to change my retirement date?
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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MSG (Join to see) if you're already on leave then what's the issue with taking your leave? You're taking 31 days in August plus the rest of July. You have 32 days of leave. I don't understand what it is you're trying to accomplish
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I think MSG is saying he will have an extra 32 days of leave when his time is up. SFC (Join to see)
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MSG (Join to see) see if you can get your orders pushed back a month and take all of the leave instead of selling it. This way you are getting BAH, BAS, and additional leave during that time frame. Otherwise you are leaving money on the table.
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I found I would of had 25 days of leave leftover after taking terminal, so I just sold it back. Why will they only let you sell back 15 days and lose the rest? Most people just take leave and use up their days I would think, but we used to sell back 40, 50, 60 days no problem before the use it or lose it began.
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