Retirement Eligibility - TIER 1

Normal Retirement

TIER 1 Members are eligible to retire from PERA when they meet the age and service credit requirement for the plan they participate in. The normal age and service credit retirement eligibility requirements for TIER 1 members are listed below:

25 Year Retirement Plans for State Plan 3, Municipal General Plans 1, 2, 3 & 4, Municipal Police Plans 1 & 2, Municipal Fire Plans 1 & 2:

      • Any age with 25 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 60 or older with 20 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 61 or older with 17 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 62 or older with 14 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 63 or older with 11 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 64 or older with 8 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 65 with 5 or more years of service credit.

25 Year Retirement Plans with a 20 Percent Service Credit Enhancement for State Police and Adult Correctional Officer Coverage Plan 1 & Municipal Detention Officer Member Coverage Plan 1:

      • Any age with 25 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 60 or older with 20 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 61 or older with 17 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 62 or older with 14 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 63 or older with 11 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 64 or older with 8 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 65 with 5 or more years of service credit.
20 Year Retirement Plans for Municipal Police Plans 3, 4, & 5 and Municipal Fire Plans 3, 4, & 5:
      • Any age with 20 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 61 or older with 17 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 62 or older with 14 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 63 or older with 11 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 64 or older with 8 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 65 or older with 5 or more years of service credit.