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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)

25-Year Plan Additional Benefits (Section 551[e])

Additional Credit for Sheriff Service
Eligibility

You may receive additional retirement benefits for each year of creditable sheriff service over 25 years if your employer adopted Section 551(e) and you elect it.

The Benefit

Section 551(e) provides you with an additional benefit of 1/60th (1.66 percent) of your FAS for each completed year of creditable sheriff service over 25 years.

Additional Credit for Sheriff and Other Allowable Service
Eligibility

Upon completion of 25 years of sheriff service, you may receive additional retirement benefits for each year of creditable sheriff service over 25 years. Also, you may receive additional retirement benefits for any 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 completed year of creditable service over 25 years. However, your total benefit cannot exceed three-quarters (75 percent) of your FAS.