Guide PERAC Retirement Guides

The Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission publishes a series of guides to help retirement system members navigate their retirement benefits. Some of the guides are based on your membership date. For most, the membership date is the date you started your public employment in your current position. Please refer to the guides for more detailed information on membership.

The Public Employee Guide

This guide is for public employees wishing to learn more about the regular retirement benefits.

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The Disability Retirement Guide

Read this guide for information on disability retirement benefits for public retirement system members who have become ill or were injured and can no longer work. The guide is applicable to all members regardless of membership date.

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The Survivor Benefits Guide

Read this guide for information on survivor benefits. Public employees and retirees can designate individuals to receive certain benefits upon their death. Spouses and children have certain automatic rights. Read this guide for more detailed information. The guides are specific to the membership date of the employee or retiree. 

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