p>mtn climbingWelcome 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 and D.R.O.P. Filing Dates 


Retirement / DROP Date    Earliest Filing Date    Latest Filing Date  
August 1, 2021 May 3, 2021 July 2, 2021
September 1, 2021 June 3, 2021 August 2, 2021
October 1, 2021 July 5, 2021 September 1, 2021
November 1, 2021 August 3, 2021 October 4, 2021
December 1, 2021 September 2, 2021 November 1, 2021

*If the filing date falls during a weekend or on a holiday, the filing date becomes the next working day.

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Arkansas public employees retirement system

Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS participating employer.