Welcome to the APERS Near Retirement Member page. This area is designed for members who will be retiring in the next year or two. We hope that the following information will be helpful to you in understanding the retirement process. As always if you have questions feel free to contact us!
Retirement Filing Dates
|Retirement Date||Earliest Filing Date||Latest Filing Date*|
|June 1, 2017||March 3, 2017||May 2, 2017|
|July 1, 2017||April 3, 2017||June 1, 2017|
|August 1, 2017||May 3, 2017||July 3, 2017|
|September 1, 2017||June 5, 2017||August 2, 2017|
|October 1, 2017||July 3, 2017||September 1, 2017|
|November 1, 2017||August 3, 2017||October 2, 2017|
|December 1, 2017||September 5, 2017||November 1, 2017|
*If the filing date falls during a weekend or on a holiday, the filing date becomes the next working day.
DROP Filing Dates
|DROP Enroll Date||Earliest Filing Date||Latest Filing Date*|
|June 1, 2017||February 28, 2017||April 28, 2017|
|July 1, 2017||March 31, 2017||May 31, 2017|
|August 1, 2017||April 28, 2017||June 30, 2017|
|September 1, 2017||May 31, 2017||July 31, 2017|
|October 1, 2017||June 30, 2017||August 31, 2017|
|November 1, 2017||July 31, 2017||September 29, 2017|
|December 1, 2017||August 31, 2017||October 31, 2017|
*The filing deadline for DROP applications is always the last working day of the 2nd month prior to enrollment (not the last calendar day of that month).
Eligibility for Retirement
For information about the age and service requirements for various types or retirement, see FAQ: Retirement Eligibility.
To get some ideas for retirement planning, see FAQ: Suggested Retirement Timeline.
To find out how to retire, what documents you will need, and so on, see FAQ: Retirement Process.
Retirement Benefit Options
To learn more about the various retirement benefit options you have, see FAQ: Retirement Benefit Options.
Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)
For more information about this popular retirement option, see FAQ: DROP.
Partial Annuity Withdrawal (PAW)
For more information about this popular retirement option, see FAQ: PAW.
Each year, APERS schedules a number of seminars for members who are approaching retirement. These programs provide basic information about retiring from the system and the options available to members.
Visit our Seminars Registration page to view the current schedule and register online.
Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
A QDRO is an order issued by a divorce court making a former spouse an "alternate payee" with the right to receive all or part of a member's retirement benefits.
Click here to download the QDRO Language Model for Active Members.
For more information, see FAQ: QDRO.