|Steps to retire (only steps 5 and 7 are required, but we recommend you consider the others).
|1. Am I eligible to retire? If you are a school or academic employee, please read this.
||Tier One/Tier Two Retirement Application
IAP Retirement Application
|As of January 1, 2011, you must retire from Tier One/Tier Two and the Individual Account Program (IAP) at the same time. The retirement applications for both are linked on the left.|
|2. Get a benefit estimate. You can use Online Member Services or request a written benefit estimate. PERS processes most benefit estimates in order of retirement date. Benefit estimates use actuarial factors effective January 1, 2014.
What will my written benefit estimate look like?
View terms used in a written benefit estimate.
|Tax Forms Packet
||Tax forms needed with retirement application.|
|3. Register for a one-year group counseling session.
||Form to withhold income tax from retirement benefit. |
|4. Read the Pre-Retirement Guide for step-by-step information about retiring as a Tier One/Tier Two member. The Guide will help you complete your Service Retirement Application.
||Federal Tax Information & Acknowledgement
|5. Complete the Tier One/Tier Two and Individual Account Program (IAP) Service Retirement Application. You will receive your first benefit payment within 92 days of your effective retirement date.
||Verification of Age
||List of acceptable documents for verification of age.|
|6. Attend a Retirement Application Assistance Session if you are retiring within 90 days.
||These forms may be required |
|7. Notify your employer that you are retiring. Your employer must send a Notice of Separation to PERS so we can process your retirement.
||PERS: Rollover Eligible Distribution
||Required only if you elect a lump-sum payment option and you wish to rollover the benefit.|
|8. PERS offers health and dental insurance to PERS retirees and eligible dependents. Click here for more information.
||Form to withhold income tax or claim treaty rights for non-resident, non-U.S. citizen persons.|
||Required for any person with a foreign address.|
||Optional forms |
|If you have questions or need to look up a specific Tier One/Tier Two subject, please visit A-Z: Tier One/Tier Two Quick Answer.
Account withdrawal (For those who are not eligible to retire and not working for a PERS-covered employer.)
PERS Health Insurance Program information
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911 operators can retire after 25 years of service. To ensure you meet this requirement, complete this form, and submit it to PERS.
|Trustee-to-Trustee Transfer to PERS for Purchases
||Form to purchase service time using pre-tax dollars from a 457 governmental-deferred compensation plan like the Oregon Savings Growth Plan (OSGP) or a 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity.|
|PERS Lump-Sum Distribution Withholding Election
||To elect lump-sum withdrawal withholdings.|
|Direct Transfer Rollover Acceptance
||Roll over benefit to qualified employer or compensation plan.|
||Set up automatic deposit of your benefit payments.|
|Data Verification Request
||Active or inactive members who are within two years of their earliest retirement age can request a verification of certain data.|
|Data Verification Fee Agreement
||This form is required for any additional data verification requests.|
|Account Reconciliation Request
||This form is used to capture and document concerns about the accuracy of your employment information for subsequent review and reconciliation by PERS staff.|