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Special 20- and 25-Year Plans

For PFRS Tier 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members

(Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)

Applying for Previous or Military Service Credit

To receive credit for any type of previous or military service, send a written request (which must be received before your effective date of retirement) to our Member & Employer Services Bureau. Please include as much information as you can about the period of employment for which you are seeking credit. We will determine your eligibility to receive the credit and any cost involved.

Requesting credit for your previous public employment as early in your career as possible ensures that:

  • If there is a cost, it will be less expensive than if you wait to purchase it at a later date.
  • Your retirement benefit will be processed more quickly if your service credit is in order.
  • Records we need to verify your service will be more readily available.

If you are requesting previous service credit to establish eligibility for a vested retirement benefit, you should request credit while you are on the payroll of a participating employer. If you receive a statement of the cost after you leave the payroll, you must make payment within 30 days of notification. You can request credit for previous service after you leave the payroll, but you must pay the cost and return to the payroll of a participating employer for the service to be credited and for you to become vested.