If you don’t know when you can retire or how much you will receive once you do, review this section to understand what’s available to you!
You can submit important documents for your retirement file or attend a seminar. It’s never too early to start planning for retirement.
Group Retirement Counseling Sessions Suspended
Due to recent precautionary measures implemented by the Mayor and as recommended by various public health agencies, LACERS is suspending group retirement counseling sessions until further notice. If you are scheduled to attend the April 1, 2020 or any future sessions, these sessions have all been canceled. Information on how to apply for retirement in the future will be posted in the next few days. Please continue to visit this website for the latest up-to-date information on applying for retirement.
Retirement Applications on File
If you already have a retirement application on file with LACERS, please be advised applications will be prioritized based on your retirement effective date and the completeness of your retirement forms and documents. Service Retirement staff will contact you to inform you on the status of your application. Due to limited staff and the precautionary measures implemented by the Mayor and as recommended by various public health agencies, communication will be limited and on an as-needed basis. We ask for your patience and cooperation during this challenging time.
Please also be advised, in the event the Mayor or other governing authority imposes further restrictions, it is possible there could be a delay in processing applications, placing members on the retirement payroll, and/or the retiree health benefits roster.
You may only apply for retirement within 30-60 days of your retirement date. When selecting a retirement date, keep in mind the following:
There are several opportunities to supplement your LACERS retirement allowance, which may or may not be enough to cover your expenses in retirement.