Determining Your Post-Retirement Limits

Work limits apply to those working directly for PSRS-covered employers in positions that require a DESE-issued certificate and those that do not require a DESE-issued certificate. They also apply to those working for third-party providers or as independent contractors in positions that require a DESE-issued certificate while performing duties at PSRS-covered schools. 

The work limits that apply will vary depending on your employer and whether the position in which you work as a retiree requires you to have a DESE-issued certificate. When reported by your employer as working after retirement, you will receive information from us regarding your limits.

If you exceed your limit(s) you are no longer eligible to receive retirement benefits.

Post Retirement Work Subject to Limits

Certificated:

PSRS retiree working for a covered employer in a position that requires a DESE-issued certificate

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Non-Certificated:

PSRS retiree working for a covered employer in a position that does not require a DESE-issued certificate

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Third-Party Provider:

PSRS retiree working for a third-party provider (staffing agency) in a position that requires a DESE-issued certificate

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Independent Contractors:

Self-employed independent contractor (per IRS definition) working for a covered employer in a position that requires a DESE-issued certificate

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If your work after retirement does not fall into one of the above categories, it may not be subject to limits. For specific information or questions, please feel free to contact us.

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