You will be eligible to retire with full benefits at any age after completing 20 full years of creditable service.
State Police officers must retire by the last day of the year in which their 60th birthday occurs.
You must file an Application for Service Retirement to receive benefits even if you are required to retire due to age.
With at least 20 years of creditable service, your pension will be:
- 50 percent of your FAE; plus
- 1.66 percent of your FAE for each year of creditable service beyond 20 years.
The benefit for Tier 2, 5 and 6 members can’t exceed 70 percent of your FAE.
If you reach mandatory retirement age before completing 20 years of service, your pension will be:
- 2.5 percent of your FAE for each year of creditable service; plus
- 1.66 percent of your FAE for each year of non-State Police service.
Your total benefit may not exceed 50 percent of your FAE.
You are also eligible for this calculation if you were employed by the Division of State Police prior to August 15, 2007, and you retire at age 57 before completing 20 years of service.
You must apply for retirement with the Office of the State Comptroller 15 – 90 days before your retirement date.
To apply for retirement, sign in to your Retirement Online account, go to the ‘My Account Summary’ area of your Account Homepage and click “Apply for Retirement.” You can also apply by mail by submitting the Application for Service Retirement (RS6037).