Eligibility

Membership, Tier and Retirement Eligibility

Overview

Find out your membership, tier status, and retirement eligibility by reviewing this section.

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Membership Eligibility

Full-time

Permanent full-time employees of the City of Los Angeles, including those who work a 72-hour work week are eligible for membership with LACERS.

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Tier Eligibility

Tier 1 Members: Primarily members hired prior to February 21, 2016

Tier 1 Enhanced Airport Peace Officers Members (Closed Tier): Members who are Airport Peace Officers as defined in section 4.1001(a) of the Administrative Code and completed the election process to remain with LACERS by January 8, 2019.

Tier 3 Members: Primarily members hired on or after February 21, 2016

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Retirement Benefit Eligibility

Members become vested and eligible to receive retirement benefits after they have completed five (5) years of continuous City service. However, to retire you must also meet the criteria found in the tables below.

Part-time employees should contact LACERS for retirement benefit eligibility information as it is not included here.

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