Eligibility Requirements

Retirement directly from active service with a participating employer is called a service retirement. Your eligibility for retirement depends on your age, your years of service and plan type.

Miscellaneous Plan Members


Tier I Members


  • If you are age 50 and have 10 years of eligible service credit, you may retire.
  • If you have 30 years or more of eligible service credit, you may retire any time, regardless of your age.
  • If you have reached age 70, you may retire anytime, regardless of how many years of service you have. You may retire at 65 if you were a member prior to December 31, 1978.

Tier II - III Members


  • If you are age 55 and have 10 years of eligible service credit, you may retire.
  • You have reached age 70, you may retire anytime, regardless of how many years of service you have.
  • If you have 30 years or more of eligible service credit, you may retire any time, regardless of your age.

Tier IV Members


  • If you are age 52 and have 5 years of eligible service credit, you may retire.
  • If you have reached age 70, you may retire anytime regardless of how many years of service you have.

Safety Plan Members


Tier I - Tier III Members


  • If you are age 50 and have 10 years of eligible service credit, you may retire
  • If you have 20 years or more of eligible service credit, you may retire anytime, regardless of your age.
  • If you have reached age 70, you may retire anytime, regardless of how many years of service you have. You may retire at 65 if you were a member prior to December 31, 1978.

Tier IV Members


  • If you are age 50 and have 5 years of eligible service credit, you may retire.
  • If you have reached age 70, you may retire anytime regardless of how many years of service you have.