Applying for Benefits

Since the PSPRS Administrative Office and Board of Trustees determines benefit eligibility for Tier 1 and 2 EORP Members, the process to establish benefits for you begins with our office.  As such, for benefit inquiries, please Contact Us for assistance when applying for the following benefits:

All Tier 3 Members participating the in the EODCRS will need to contact Nationwide Retirement Solutions.

The diagram below highlights the process in applying for a retirement benefit.

Step 1: Choose a Retirement Date

Your retirement becomes effective the 1st of the month following your termination of employment.  For example: If you terminate employment June 15th your effective retirement would be July 1st.

Step 2: Contact the PSPRS/EORP for a Retirement Packet, or Request an Appointment

Once you have made a decision to apply for a benefit, you may complete and return the packet to our office, or request an appointment.  During this process you will be completing several documents and you will be required to provide documents such as birth certificates, recorded/filed marriage certificates and other legal documents such as divorce decrees and Domestic Relations Orders (DRO). 

Step 3: Board of Trustees Conducts a Meeting to Determine Eligibility

In order for our office to initiate any benefit payments, the PSPRS Board of Trustees is required to meet and determine your eligibility.  These meetings are public meetings and you as a member are able to attend.

Step 4: PSPRS/EORP Administrative Office Initiates Payments

As long as the Administrative Office of the PSPRS/EORP receives your properly completed packet, along with the required documentation, by the 10th of the month, benefits will be issued to you on the last business day of that same month.