Coordinated Plan For ERS Tier 3 and 4 Members

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Applying for Previous or Military Service Credit

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Requesting credit for your previous public employment or military service 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.
  • For members whose tier allows for a cessation of contributions after a defined period of time, you will stop paying contributions sooner.

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If you are requesting previous service credit to establish eligibility for a vested retirement benefit, you must request this 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.

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NOTE: If your purchased service credit brings your total credited service to ten or more years, you will no longer be eligible to withdraw your contributions and end your membership.