Retirement Eligibility - TIER 2

Normal Retirement

TIER 2 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 2 members are listed below:

General Member Plans for State General Plan 3 and Municipal General Plans 1 - 4.

      • Rule of 85 (members must have eight or more years of service credit and age at time of retirement and years of service credit must equal 85); or
      • Age 65 with 8 or more years of service credit.

Public Safety Plans for State Police Member and Adult Correctional Officer Plan 1, Juvenile Correctional Officer Plan 2, Municipal Police Member Plans 1 - 5, Municipal Fire Member Plans 1 - 5, Municipal Detention Officer Plan 1 & State General Member Plan 3 - Peace Officers*

      • Any age with 25 or more years of service credit; or
      • Age 60 or older with 6 or more years of service credit.
*"Peace Officer" means "any employee of the state with a duty to maintain public order or to make arrests for crimes, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes, and who is not specifically covered by another coverage plan." Peace Officer positions include Special Investigators and Motor Transportation Officers for the Department of Public Safety and Conservation Officers for the Department of Game and Fish.