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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Military Information

Military Service Prior to Public Employment

Members who have service in the United States Armed Forces prior to their membership in the Marblehead Contributory Retirement System may be entitled to purchase up to four years of that service towards their retirement benefits.  In order for us to determine your eligibility, members must complete the Notice of Potential Benefits Prusuant to 32 section 4(1)(h) and return to the Marblehead Retirement Office no later than 180 days from the date of becoming a member of the retirement system. 

Military Service During Public Employment

If you serve in the armed forces of the United States while an active member of the Marblehead Contributory Retirement System, you may be entitled to receive creditable service during your leave of absence if the following applies:
    1. You return to your employment after your active duty is completed.
    2. You have served honorably.
To ensure that you receive proper creditable service for your active duty, please provide the Marblehead Retirement Office with an updated DD214 form upon your return.