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Retirement Application

Employees may elect the Basic Benefit or Survivor Option, and if they meet eligibility requirements, the Partial Lump-Sum Option Payment (PLOP) or the Advance Pension Option. The benefit payout option is irrevocable, which means the employee cannot change it, except for the Survivor Option under some conditions. Read more about Benefit Payout Options.

The employee should complete and submit all required documents and service retirement forms, including the Application for Service Retirement (VRS-5), to you. You will certify the application and enclose a completed Employer Certification of Involuntary Separation Under the Transitional Benefits Program (VRS-11B) or include a printout of the Transitional Benefits Calculator results with the employee’s application and submit it to VRS.  Please write “Transitional Benefits Program” at the top of the VRS-5. The employee should not submit the retirement application directly to VRS. VRS requires your certification of the application and the enhanced retirement credit calculation to process the application.

The effective date of retirement is the first of the month following the month the employee is laid off.

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