Office of the State Comptroller
Retirement Services Division
Tier I - Retirement Basics


Eligibility Requirements

  • Assuming a direct transition from state service into retirement, any Tier I member with a minimum of 10 years of Actual State Service may retire as early as the first of the month following their fifty-fifth birthday.
     
  • Please refer to the following chart for the specific eligibility requirements for the various types of retirement.

 

Retirement Type Age And Service Requirements For Commencement Of Pension Benefits Entitled To COLA
Normal Age 55 with 25 Years Service Credit

Age 65 with 10 Years Service Credit

Age 70 with 5 Years Service Credit
Yes

Yes

Yes
Early Age 55 with 10 Years Actual State Service

Age 60 with 10 Years Service Credit

Yes

Yes

Vested Rights*
Age 55 with 10 Years Actual State Service (with the last five years continuous )

Age 60 with 10 Years Credited Service (with the last five years continuous)

Yes


Yes

* Members who left state service after satisfying the minimum service credit requirement, but before satisfying the minimum age requirement.

 

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