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South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS)

Applying for Retirement

South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) Members

If you are an SCRS member who is interested in applying for service retirement benefits and you need more information, please visit our SCRS Service Retirement page. If you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for service retirement, please print the SCRS Service Retirement Application Packet.

If you are an SCRS member who is thinking about applying for disability retirement benefits and you need more information, please visit our SCRS Disability Retirement page. If you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for disability retirement, please print the SCRS Disability Retirement Application Packet. There are forms that your employer must complete on your behalf.

Police Officers Retirement System (PORS) Members

If you are a PORS member who is interested in applying for service retirement benefits and you need more information, please visit our PORS Service Retirement page. If you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for service retirement, please print the PORS Service Retirement Application Packet.

If you are a PORS member who is thinking about applying for disability retirement benefits and you need more information, please visit our PORS Disability Retirement page. If you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for disability retirement, please print the PORS Disability Retirement Application Packet. There are forms that your employer must complete on your behalf.

General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Members

If you are a GARS member who is interested in applying for service retirement benefits and you need more information, please visit our GARS Service Retirement page. If you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for service retirement, please print the GARS Application for Service Retirement Benefits.

If you are a GARS member who is thinking about applying for disability retirement benefits and you need more information or you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for disability retirement, please contact either your benefits administrator or contact PEBA Retirement Benefits at 803-737-6800, toll free at 800-868-9002 (within S.C. only), or use our online contact form.

Judges and Solicitors Retirement System (JSRS) Members

If you are a JSRS member who is interested in applying for service retirement benefits and you need more information, please visit our JSRS Service Retirement page. If you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for service retirement, please print the JSRS Application for Service Retirement Benefits.

If you are a JSRS member who is thinking about applying for disability retirement benefits and you need more information or you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for disability retirement, please contact your benefits administrator or contactPEBA Retirement Benefits at 803-737-6800, toll free at 800-868-9002 (within S.C. only), or use our online contact form.

National Guard Retirement System (NGRS) Members

If you are an NGRS member who is interested in applying for supplemental service retirement benefits and you need more information, please review the “Applying for Your NGRS Benefit” section of the NGRS brochure. If you are ready to begin completing your paperwork to apply for service retirement, please print the NGRS Service Retirement Application.

State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) Participants

If you are a State ORP participant, your retirement benefit will be based on the balance in your State ORP account as of your date of retirement. For more information about the options available to you, please contact your investment provider.