Office of the State Comptroller
Retirement Services Division
Hazardous Duty - Retirement Basics
Eligibility Requirements
  • Hazardous Duty Retirement requires a minimum of twenty years of service in hazardous duty position(s).
  • Hazardous Duty members are required to make mandatory retirement contributions.
     
  • There is no minimum age requirement to retire under a Hazardous Duty Retirement.
     
  • Hazardous duty members who leave state service prior to qualifying for a Hazardous Duty Retirement can apply for a full refund of the hazardous duty portion of their retirement contributions and awarded interest posted to their account. Hazardous duty members who leave state service before qualifying for hazardous duty retirement benefits may, if eligible to do so, receive early, normal, or vested rights retirement benefits. The differences between your membership in Tier I, Tier II, or IIA concern your eligibility and calculation for early, normal, or vested rights retirement benefits. If you are not retiring under a hazardous duty retirement and are interested in finding information on Early or Normal retirement, please choose from the links below:

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