Processing a judge member benefit estimate takes at least four weeks.
PERS Judge Member Program
ORS 238.500 to 238.585
created the PERS Judge Member Program, which allowed the transfer of all sitting judges covered under the Judges Retirement Fund to the Judge Member Program. It also allowed the transfer of district court judges who were previously considered regular PERS members. The Judge Member Program now automatically includes any judge of the Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Oregon Tax Court, and Circuit Courts.
Generally, if you are a judge elected or appointed on or after January 1, 1984, you automatically become a judge member of PERS on the date you took office and are not subject to the original Judges Retirement System under ORS 1.314 to 1.380 (ORS 238.505(1)). As a judge member, you may retire pursuant to ORS 238.535(1)(a), referred to as "Plan A," or pursuant to ORS 238.535(1)(b), referred to as "Plan B."
If by reason of age you cannot make the required contributions during each of five calendar years at or before reaching 75 years of age (the mandatory retirement age for judges), you may not become a judge member. Any contributions remitted on your behalf will be sent back to your employer.
Questions? Contact the PERS Judge Member Coordinator:
Judge member forms
Judge Members Retirement Application
Pre-Retirement Designation of Beneficiary
Post-Retirement Designation of Beneficiary
Acknowledgment of Potential Consequences Relating to Working After Retirement
Election of Former Spouse as a Pension Recipient
Variable Election Retiring Members
Trustee to Trustee Transfer
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Federal Tax Information Disclosure
W-4P Form to withhold income tax from retirement benefit.
Direct Deposit Set up automatic deposit of your benefit payments.
Judge Member Benefit Estimate
Judge Member Variable Form
Judge Member's Handbook
Judge Member Annual Statement FAQs
Verification of Age List of acceptable documents for verification of age.