Applying for Retirement
When to Schedule Your Counseling Appointment
You must call to register for your retirement counseling session no earlier than 90 days before your retirement date. Your retirement counseling session will typically be scheduled 30-60 days before your retirement date and is your opportunity to speak with a retirement expert.
It’s never too early to begin gathering and submitting your required retirement documents. The following table outlines the documents you will be asked to submit to LACERS in order to retire:
Your application for retirement may be withdrawn up to, but no later than, midnight the day before your retirement effective date. All requests must be in writing and received by LACERS by the deadline.
You may amend your application for retirement 30-60 days from the date on which your retirement application was received. Your retirement effective date and amended date must not have passed and your signed amendment must be received by LACERS no later than midnight the day before your retirement effective date.
If you become disabled while an active Member, you may be eligible for a Disability Retirement. Your disabling condition need not be job-related, but it must prevent you from performing your regular job duties. A Disability Retirement Allowance is generally paid as one-third of your Final Compensation. A Disability Retirement Allowance is not tax-free.