What is bona fide retirement?

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Retirement Requirements

IPERS members who retire and receive benefits before age 70 must have a bona fide retirement before they may return to IPERS-covered employment.
A bona fide retirement means: 

  • You have submitted a retirement application and IPERS has approved it.
  • You have left employment with all IPERS-covered employers, including non-covered positions with covered employers.
  • You are receiving retirement benefits.
  • You have followed the time restrictions for providing services for an IPERS-covered employer. 

Visit the Returning to Work page or review the bona fide retirement flyer for additional information.