Purchase Service Credit
Service credit is one factor that determines what your TRSL benefit will be. Purchasing service credit can increase your retirement benefit or enable you to retire sooner.
Active TRSL members can purchase credit for the service listed below:
What you need to know
For all purchases, except refunded service credit and USERRA service credit, members will need to submit a nonrefundable calculation fee of $150 for TRSL’s actuary. This fee may be paid by personal check, cashier’s check, certified check, or money order made payable to "Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana" and should accompany the application.
For more information on purchasing service credit, including details regarding transfers or reciprocal recognition of service credit, please see TRSL’s handbook, Purchases and Transfers of Service Credit.
Forms for purchasing service credit
Application for Reciprocal Recognition of Service (Form 8)
Application for Transfer of Creditable Service (Form 8A)
Application for Purchase of Refunded Service to Reciprocate (Form 8BR)
Application for Purchase of Refunded Service to Transfer (Form 8BT)
Application for Purchase of In-state Service (Form 9)
Application for Purchase of Out-of-state Public School Employment (Form 9A)
Application for Purchase of Military Service (Form 9B)
Application for Purchase of U.S. Dependent School Teaching Service (Form 9C)
Application for Purchase of Refunded Service (Form 9D)
Application for Purchase of In-state Private / Charter School Service (Form 9E)
Rollover/Trustee-to-Trustee Transfer Acceptance (Form 9R)