What is the Normal Retirement Age?

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Normal Retirement Age

Normal Retirement Age is when a member can receive benefits without an early-retirement reduction. 


Regular members can meet the Normal Retirement Age requirement when they: 

  • Are age 55 or older, and the sum of the member’s age at the last birthday and years of service equals or exceeds 88. (Rule of 88) 
  • Are age 62 or older and have at least 20 years of service. (Rule of 62/20)
  • Are age 65 or older.
  • Have a disability and are eligible for Regular disability benefits.


Sheriffs/Deputy Sheriff members can meet the Normal Retirement Age requirement when they:

  • Are currently working as a sheriff or deputy sheriff, age 50 and have at least 22 years of eligible service. Eligible service includes all service as a sheriff, deputy sheriff or protection occupation. 
  • Are age 55 or older.
  • Have a disability and are eligible for either Regular disability or Special Service disability.


Protection Occupation members can meet the Normal Retirement Age requirement when they:

  • Are age 55 or older.
  • Have a disability and are eligible for either Regular disability or Special Service disability.