Retirement Eligibility

Your eligibility for retirement depends on your age and the amount of creditable service you have earned. The retirement laws in effect on the date you leave state employment determine both your eligibility for a benefit and the provisions used to calculate your benefit.

The minimum age and service requirements for early and normal retirement are set by law.

Normal Retirement Eligibility (non-uniformed members)

- Age 65 with 5 years of service
- Age 60 with 15 years of service
- "Rule of 80" - age 48 with age plus service equaling 80 or more

- Age 62 with 5 years of service
- "Rule of 80" - age 48 with age plus service equaling 80 or more

- Age 67 with 10 years of service
- "Rule of 90" - age 55 with age plus service equaling 90 or more

Normal Retirement Eligibility (uniformed members)

- Age 55 with 5 years of service
- "Rule of 80" - age 48 with age plus service equaling 80 or more
- Mandatory at age 60 (active only)

- "Rule of 80" - age 48 with age plus service equaling 80 or more
- Mandatory at age 60 with 5 years of service (active only)

- Age 55 with 10 years of service
- Mandatory at 60

Early Retirement Eligibility (non-uniformed members)

- Age 55 with 10 years of service

- Age 57 with 5 years of service

- Age 62 with 10 years of service

Early Retirement Eligibility (uniformed members)

- Not eligible

- Age 57 with 5 years of service

- Not eligible