What should I do when I’m ready to retire?

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Retirement Requirements

IPERS members must complete a retirement application to ensure that you meet all retirement eligibility requirements. You should file your completed application at least 60 days before the month you want to begin receiving retirement benefits.

Before choosing a retirement date, contact IPERS and provide:

  • Your full name.
  • Address.
  • Telephone number.
  • Member ID number.
  • Birthdate.
  • The birthdate of your beneficiary.
  • Possible retirement date(s).

After IPERS receives and approves your application, we will send you a benefit estimate. You cannot receive retirement benefits until IPERS has received and approved your application. It is your responsibility to correctly file your application in a timely manner. Incomplete applications will be returned to you and could mean the delay of your benefits.