When Can I Retire?

For those who first became members of a state public retirement system prior to January 1, 2011

Each of TRSL’s retirement plans – the Regular Plan for teachers, or Plans A or B for school food service employees – has different retirement eligibility requirements. Refer to the minimum eligibility requirements below to find out when you can retire.

NOTE: TRSL uses service credit for two purposes: (1) to determine when you are eligible to retire, and (2) to calculate your retirement benefit. For many members, the amount of service credit they have for retirement eligibility and benefit computation is the same. For some, however, the amounts may be different. This can happen when a member works part-time or takes sabbatical leave. You can see how much service credit you have for retirement eligibility and benefit computation purposes by reviewing your TRSL account online in Member Access.
Regular Plan retirement eligibility requirements

Membership before July 1, 1999
  • With a 2.0% benefit factor:
    • Age 60 with 5 years of service credit*
    • Any age with 20 years of service credit*
  • With a 2.5% benefit factor:
    • Age 65 with 20 years of service credit**
    • Age 55 with 25 years of service credit
    • Any age with 30 years of service credit
Membership on or after July 1, 1999
  • With a 2.5% benefit factor:
    • Age 60 with 5 years of service credit*
    • Age 55 with 25 years of service credit
    • Any age with 30 years of service credit
    • Any age with 20 years of service credit* (actuarially reduced)
*Excludes military service purchased after September 10, 1982
**Excludes any military service
Plan A retirement eligibility requirements  
  • With a 3.0% benefit factor:
    • Age 60 with 5 years of service credit*
    • Age 55 with 25 years of service credit
    • Any age with 30 years of service credit
*Excludes military service purchased after September 10, 1982
Plan B retirement eligibility requirements
  • With a 2.0% benefit factor:
    • Age 60 with 5 years of service credit*
    • Age 55 with 30 years of service credit
*Excludes military service purchased after September 10, 1982

Need more information?

  Try TRSL's benefit calculators
  TRSL Member Handbook
  Sick Leave & Conversion to Service Credit
 
Back to Top of Page