Work Limits Waived on Post-Retirement Substitute Teaching from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025
On July 1, 2022, Governor Mike Parson signed legislation that waives the working after retirement limits on part-time or temporary-substitute work performed by PSRS/PEERS retirees as substitute teachers for covered employers or third-party providers between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2025.
For working after retirement purposes, substitute teaching is defined as follows:
K-12 Schools and Third-Party Providers
Instructing or guiding the studies of students in a teaching position which requires a DESE-issued certificate, in place of a regularly employed teacher who is temporarily unavailable.
Instructing or guiding the studies of students in a teaching position which is certified by the executive officer of the institution according to Missouri law, in place of a regularly employed teacher who is temporarily unavailable.
A regularly employed teacher is considered temporarily unavailable when the teacher’s position is unfilled due to the absence of the regular or former teacher for one year (12 months) or less.
Keep in mind that work performed in other positions not covered by this waiver, including but not limited to work as a bus driver, coach, administrator, nurse or office worker, continues to count toward any applicable work limits and should be tracked to avoid the loss of benefits.
As of this time, limits on work as a substitute teacher will once again apply effective July 1, 2025.
If you are unsure whether your work falls under this waiver or have questions, please feel free to contact any of our trained representatives for assistance at (800) 392-6848.