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Tier I

Tier I members in Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois first contributed to TRS before Jan. 1, 2011 or have pre-existing creditable service with a reciprocal pension system prior to Jan. 1, 2011.

TRS Benefits Reports Online

Active and inactive members may sign in online to view their service credit, refundable contributions, beneficiary refunds, beneficiaries, sick leave service, and 2.2 upgrade information. Every effort has been made to provide accurate information in your report. While believed correct, unintended errors may occur. It is your responsibility to carefully review all information. If you find any discrepancies, please contact our Member Services Division at (877) 927-5877 so that your record may be corrected.

Retirement Eligibility

In addition to terminating service, you must meet one of the following age and service credit requirements to be eligible to retire:

Age and Service Credit Requirements Table

Years of
Service

Age

5

62

10

60

20

55 (discounted annuity)

35

55*

* If you are eligible to receive a retirement annuity of at least 74.6 percent of the final average salary and will reach age 55 between July 1 and Dec. 31, we consider you to have attained age 55 on the preceding June 1.

* If you are a TRS member currently employed by a state of Illinois agency, you may retire under the Rule of 85 if you meet eligibility criteria. Contact TRS to see if you qualify.

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Tier I New Member Video
Purchasing Optional Service to Enhance Retirement Benefits
TRS Retirement Eligibility and Pension Options for Tier I Members