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Retirement Eligibility

Your eligibility for retirement depends on your age and 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

Hired before July 1, 2000

Age 65 with 5 years of service
or
Age 60 with 15 years of service
or
“Rule of 80” – age 48 with age plus service equaling 80 or more

Hired after July 1, 2000, but before January 1, 2011

Age 62 with 5 years of service
or
“Rule of 80” – age 48 with age plus service equaling 80 or more

Hired after January 1, 2011

Age 67 with 5 years of service
or
“Rule of 90” – age 55 with age plus service equaling 90 or more

Normal Retirement Eligibility  
Uniformed Members

Hired before July 1, 2000

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

Hired after July 1, 2000, but before January 1, 2011

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

Hired after January 1, 2011

Age 55 with 5 years of service
or
Mandatory at 60

Early Retirement Eligibility
Non-Uniformed Members

Hired before July 1, 2000

Age 55 with 10 years of service

Hired after July 1, 2000, but before January 1, 2011

Age 57 with 5 years of service

Hired after January 1, 2011

Age 62 with 5  years of service

Early Retirement Eligibility
Uniformed Members

Hired before July 1, 2000

Not eligible

Hired after July 1, 2000, but before January 1, 2011

Age 57 with 5 years of service

Hired after January 1, 2011

Not eligible