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Service Purchases / Buybacks (MSRB)

Buyback information for members of the Massachusetts State Employees' Retirement System.

In some instances, members of the Massachusetts State Employees' Retirement System (MSERS) may be eligible to add to their creditable service with a buyback of prior service. Examples of potential service that may qualify for a buyback includes prior refunded service, contract service, and military service. In order to purchase creditable service, you must currently be an active member-in-service of the MSERS at the time of your application. The service purchase must be paid in full prior to you receiving a retirement benefit. We strongly recommend you apply to purchase service early as it often takes time to process service purchase requests, and interest costs increase over time.