Working Full-Time for PEERS-Covered Employers

Working full-time after retirement for a PEERS-covered employer will result in the forfeiture of your retirement benefits.

If you choose to work full-time for a PEERS-covered employer in any capacity:

  • You must notify PEERS immediately.
  • You forfeit your benefits effective the month you begin full-time work.
  • You are required to establish a second PEERS membership.
  • PEERS contributions are withheld from your salary.
  • You earn service under a new membership.

See the exception to these rules under Critical Shortage Employment.

When your full-time employment for a PEERS-covered employer ends, your benefits resume the month after your employment ends, or when a new school year begins (July 1).

You cannot receive benefits for any month in which you receive service for PEERS-covered employment. If you receive a full year of service in a school year, it is necessary for PEERS to recover any benefits paid to you during the entire school year.



Mark is retired. If Mark begins working full-time in August, his benefits stop beginning with the August benefit payment. If he receives a full year of service for the school year (July 1 - June 30), PEERS must recover his July benefit payment that was paid prior to the start date of his full-time employment because it was paid to him during a school year when he earned a full year of service.

If your full-time employment results in the establishment of a second PEERS membership, you must also properly terminate your full-time employment before receiving benefits from this membership. See the information on this website regarding termination of employment.

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