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Elected Officials


Normal Retirement Eligibility

If you were first elected before November 1, 2011:

  • Age 60 – You can begin receiving full, unreduced retirement benefits when you are at least age 60 with six years of full-time-equivalent participation; or 

  • 80 Points – You can begin receiving full, unreduced retirement benefits when the sum of your age and years of service equals 80.

If you were first elected on or after November 1, 2011:

  • Age 62 – You can begin receiving full, unreduced retirement benefits when you are at least age 62 with six full years of full-time-equivalent participation; or

  • Age 65 – You can begin receiving full, unreduced retirement benefits when you are at least age 65 with eight years of full-time equivalent participation as an elected official.


Early Retirement Eligibility

If you were first elected before November 1, 2011:

  • You can begin receiving reduced retirement benefits once you have reached age 55 and have at least 10 years of participating service.

If you were first elected on or after November 1, 2011:

  • You can begin receiving reduced retirement benefits once you have reached age 60 and have at least 10 years of participating service.

If you choose early retirement, you will receive a permanent actuarial reduction in your benefit based on your age at retirement.

Click here for early retirement reduction factors.


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