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Pensions and Benefits
N. J. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS)

The Public Employees' Retirement System is open to state, county, municipal, authority,
and school board employees who are precluded from any other NJ state pension system
(e.g., Teachers'. Police and Fire, State Police, Judicial).


PERS MEMBERS — Access your account information online!
Register and log on to the
Member Benefits Online System (MBOS).


PERS HANDBOOKS

PERS Member Handbook Adobe PDF (400K)

Also available are PERS handbook addenda for:

 

  PERS ENROLLMENT GUIDANCE

PERS Membership Tiers Adobe PDF (30K)
Minimum/Maximum Salary Criteria
Updated for Pension Reform — Chapter 78, P.L. 2011

PERS/DCRP Enrollment "click-through" for Elected or Appointed Officials

PERS Enrollment "click-through" for Professional Services Contracts


PERS RETIREMENT INFORMATION

PERS Retirement Planning Booklet Adobe PDF (205K)

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PERS Membership Tiers Adobe PDF (30K)
Service Retirement Ages and Early Retirement Service and Reductions
Updated for Pension Reform — Chapter 78, P.L. 2011
(see page 2 of document)

Retirement Estimate Calculators

If you are considering retirement within the next two years and would like an estimate of your
retirement benefit, call (609) 292-7524, choose selection "3" and follow the prompts


PERS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Who is on the PERS Board of Trustees?

When does the PERS Board meet?

PERS Election Results

PERS PENSION COMMITTEES

What is the PERS Pension Committee?

Who is on the PERS Pension Committee?


OTHER USEFUL LINKS

Certificate of Group Life Insurance Adobe PDF (166K)

Administration Manual for PERS employers

PERS Experience Study


PERS FACT SHEETS

Fact Sheet #1, Purchasing Service Credit Adobe PDF (376K)

Fact Sheet #2, Estimating the Cost of Purchasing Service Credit Adobe PDF (33K)

Fact Sheet #4, Applying for Retirement Adobe PDF (49K)

Fact Sheet #5, Pension Options Adobe PDF (58K)

Fact Sheet #6, Your Retirement Checklist Adobe PDF (45K)

Fact Sheet #10, Reporting a Death Adobe PDF (29K)

Fact Sheet #12, Taxation of Retirement Benefits Adobe PDF (45K)

Fact Sheet #13, Conversion of Life Insurance Adobe PDF (41K)

Fact Sheet #14, Deferred Retirement Adobe PDF (43K)

Fact Sheet #15, Disability Retirement Benefits Adobe PDF (456K)

Fact Sheet #17, Veteran Status Adobe PDF (19K)

Fact Sheet #18, Cost-of-Living Adjustments Adobe PDF (24K)

Fact Sheet #21, Employment After Retirement Adobe PDF (40K)

Fact Sheet #22, Waiver of Non-Contributory
Group Life Insurance over $50,000
Adobe PDF (28K)

Fact Sheet #24, Withdrawal from the Retirement System Adobe PDF (30K)

Fact Sheet #27, The Taxability and Mandatory Withholding of
Income Tax From Your Pension Distribution
Adobe PDF (45K)

Fact Sheet #31, Benefits at Termination of Employment
through Resignation, Dismissal or Layoff
Adobe PDF (42K)

Fact Sheet #42, Divorce, Dissolution of a Civil Union,
and Your Retirement Benefits
Adobe PDF (33K)

Fact Sheet #45, Workers' Compensation Adobe PDF (446K)

Fact Sheet #46, LEO: Law Enforcement Officers and the
Public Employees' Retirement System
Adobe PDF (37K)

Fact Sheet #47, Health Benefits Retired Coverage
Under Chapter 330 (for LEO)
Adobe PDF (30K)

Fact Sheet #48, Family Status Changes - Employees Adobe PDF (35K)

Fact Sheet #49, Family Status Changes - Retirees Adobe PDF (336K)

Fact Sheet #50, Charter Schools Adobe PDF (30K)

Fact Sheet #53 — Replaced by PERS Member Handbook Addendum
for Legislative Retirement Benefits
Adobe PDF (73K)

Fact Sheet #54, Calculating Your Own Retirement Adobe PDF (47K)

Fact Sheet #55, Accidental Disability or Accidental Death Benefit
Coverage for Off-Duty or Outside Employment
Adobe PDF (26K)

Fact Sheet #60, Voluntary Furlough Program Adobe PDF (39K)

Fact Sheet #63 — Replaced by PERS Member Handbook Addendum
for the Prosecutors Part
Adobe PDF (70K)

Fact Sheet #63 — Replaced by PERS Member Handbook Addendum
for Workers' Compensation Judges
Adobe PDF (75K)

Fact Sheet #64, About Your Retirement Check Adobe PDF (52K)

Fact Sheet #68, Designating a Beneficiary Adobe PDF (32K)

Fact Sheet #70, Multi-State Agency Participation in the PERS Adobe PDF (33K)

Fact Sheet #71, Benefits Under the Domestic Partnership Act Adobe PDF (56K)

Fact Sheet #72, Identity Theft and Your Benefits Adobe PDF (47K)

Fact Sheet #75, Civil Unions Adobe PDF (51K)

Fact Sheet #76, Honorable Service Adobe PDF (39K)

Fact Sheet #79, Defined Contribution Retirement
Program (DCRP) for PERS or TPAF Members
Adobe PDF (35K)

Fact Sheet #81, Pension Loans Adobe PDF (33K)

Fact Sheet #82, Defined Contribution Retirement
Program (DCRP) if Ineligible for PERS or TPAF
Adobe PDF (38K)

 
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