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Article 14 Benefits

For PFRS Tier 3 Members

Withdrawing Your Contributions and/or Membership

If you leave public employment with at least five, but less than ten, years of credited service, you may choose to:

  • End your membership and withdraw your accumulated contributions (with interest compounded at 5 percent per year); or
  • Leave your contributions in your account and qualify for a retirement benefit when you become eligible.

If you choose to withdraw, or you have less than five years of service and do not qualify for a retirement benefit, you should file the Withdrawal Application (RS5014) Adobe pdf no earlier than 15 days after you leave public employment.

If you have at least five years of credited service, and you do not withdraw your membership, make sure to apply for a retirement benefit when you become eligible.

Once you have ten or more years of credited service, you cannot withdraw from the Retirement System.