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Sheriffs, Undersheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Special Plan

For ERS Tier 1 and 2 Members (Article 14B: Sections 551, 552 and 553)

20-Year Plan Additional Benefits (Section 553)

Additional Credit for Sheriff Service
Eligibility

You may receive additional retirement benefits for each year of creditable sheriff service over 20 years if your employer adopted Section 553 and you elect it.

The Benefit

Section 553 provides you with an additional 1/60th (1.66 percent) of your FAS for each year of creditable sheriff service over 20 years, up to a maximum of 15 years. However, your total benefit cannot exceed three-quarters (75 percent) of your FAS.

Additional Credit for Any Allowable Service
Eligibility

Upon completion of 20 years of sheriff service, you may receive additional retirement credit for any allowable service performed before your sheriff service, if your employer adopted this benefit.

The Benefit

This benefit provides you with an additional 1/60th of your FAS for each year of creditable service over 20 years. However, your total benefit cannot exceed three-quarters (75 percent) of your FAS.