Applying for Retirement

Applying for Retirement


Retirement Process for all Pension Systems (this process should begin between 4-6 months of your retirement date)
  • PERS, PFRS and TPAF members must complete an on line application. You must have established a Members Benefits On line System (MBOS) account.

  • ABP members should contact their vendor representative, complete a Retirement Allowance Application, and return the completed form to HR. Vendor Contact Information can be found here.

  • It is required that you submit a written letter of retirement to your Supervisor/Dean with a copy to Human Resources. (this letter must be received by Human Resources before the certification of your service and final salary)

  • Contact the payroll department to obtain your vacation leave balance, as vacation and compensatory time should be used prior to your separation date. Not applicable for Faculty members.

  • If you or anyone who will be covered by your NJ State Retiree Health Benefits is eligible for Medicare, they must have Part A and B established when you transition into the retiree health benefits program. Accordingly, if you wish to sign up for Parts A and/or B, you may apply online at or call Social Security at 1-(800)-772-1213 to sign up by phone or make an appointment with your local Social Security office.

  • Supplemental Compensation on Retirement Non-Faculty Only - Eligible retirees are entitled to one half pay for unused accumulated sick time at retirement, up to a maximum of $15,000. (Complete numbers 1-5)