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In order to retire and begin receiving a monthly pension, you must complete and return a Service Retirement Application. It must be completely filled out and signed by you, and if necessary, by your spouse. The application must be returned with all the necessary documents. See the Required Document Checklist below.[Read More...]
Once SERS receives your application, you will be sent a handout explaining the retirement process. SERS also will notify your employer that you have applied for retirement and the expected date of retirement. You must notify your employer in writing of your retirement date. If you work or receive paid leave beyond the date you stated on your application, your retirement date will be delayed and your pension will be affected.
If you indicated on the application that you wish to obtain additional service credit for which you may be eligible, SERS will notify you by mail of your cost to purchase any service credit. You must purchase all service credit prior to your effective retirement date.
No retirement is official until all forms have been completed, returned, and approved by SERS.
You should begin your retirement application process at least 90 days before your intended date of retirement.
If you die before the effective date of your retirement, your retirement will not take effect and your account will be processed as if you died while still working. This would be considered a survivor benefit.[Hide]
This application must be typed or completed in INK, signed, and returned to SERS. No retirement will be approved until all forms are completed and returned to SERS along with any necessary documents.
The following information will help guide you through each section of the application. A copy of the application can be found here.[Read More...]
If any information on the application changes after you apply, notify SERS immediately. You may withdraw your application at any time before you receive your first benefit payment by notifying SERS in writing.[Hide]
Before you mail your retirement application to SERS, check to see if you have:[Read More...]
RETIREMENT DOCUMENT CHECKLIST
Please ensure that the following information is enclosed with your application and that your current name is written on the document copies: