MPERS is offering eligible vested former members a one-time buyout of their accumulated retirement service credit. On this page you will find the board rule that governs the buyout program, a list of frequently asked questions and our answers, sample forms that apply to the buyout program, and a copy of the state law that created the buyout program.
Those vested former members that are eligible to participate in the buyout will receive a letter from us describing the program, an election form, a distribution form, and a list of top ten questions and answers sheet. If you did not receive such a letter, then you are not eligible for the buyout.
Other members not eligible for the buyout include:
- Active employees
- Retired members
- Members who are receiving a disability benefit sponsored by MPERS
- Any vested former member as of June 30, 2017, that later
- becomes employed at a state agency covered by MPERS or MOSERS,
- is subject to a division of benefit order,
- can retire prior to January 1, 2018 (normal retirement eligibility), or
- passes away prior to receiving the buyout payment in January 2018
If you are a vested former member and did not receive a letter and believe that you ARE eligible for the buyout program, please send us an email at email@example.com and we will research your file and respond to you as quickly as possible.
Sample – Buyout Distribution Form