Gather Your Supporting Documents

The cover page of the Application Packet lists the supporting documents you must provide at the time of retirement.
Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) encourages you to collect these documents well before your retirement date to avoid any delays in the payment of your benefit. You may submit supporting documents before you submit your application.

Submitting Your Application

When you are ready to submit your Application for Service Retirement, please call MCERA for an appointment. Expect to spend about 30 or more minutes with a Retirement Benefits Specialist, who will go over your application packet with you and answer any questions you may have.

Meeting with MCERA Staff

To be prepared for any meeting with MCERA staff and to make the most of any meeting, please utilize the Retirement Planning Checklist offered in this section.