If you retire and later return to work in a benefit-eligible position covered by MOSERS or the MoDOT and Patrol Employees' Retirement System (MPERS), your retirement benefit will be stopped. Your employer determines if you are working in a benefit-eligible position.
A benefit-eligible position is one that normally requires the performance of duties during not less than 1,040 hours per year.
Benefit Payment Will Stop
If you return to work for the state of Missouri in a benefit-eligible position, your monthly retirement benefit from MOSERS stops for any month during which you are actively employed in that position.
Will I get additional service credit if I am re-employed in a MOSERS or MPERS benefit-eligible position?
MSEP: Members of MSEP who are reemployed after retirement in a MOSERS benefit-eligible position will receive additional service credit and retirement benefits from MOSERS for periods of reemployment greater than 12 months; MOSERS members reemployed in an MPERS benefits-eligible position will receive service credit and retirement benefits from MPERS for periods of reemployment greater than 5 years.
MSEP 2000 and MSEP 2011: Members of MSEP 2000 and MSEP 2011 who are reemployed after retirement in a MOSERS or MPERS benefit-eligible position will receive service credit and retirement benefits from the system that covers that position for periods of reemployment greater than 12 months.
When you retire again, your benefit will be equal to the monthly benefit you were receiving when you originally retired plus an additional monthly benefit for the service earned during your reemployment.
Non Benefit-Eligible Position
Working for the state in a position that is not deemed benefit-eligible does not have any impact on your eligibility to continue receiving a retirement benefit. You may work in that position and receive a retirement benefit from MOSERS.