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Deferred Retirement

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Police and Fire Retirement Plan

If you leave the Police or Fire Department (for reasons other than an optional or disability retirement) and you will be or are eligible to receive a deferred retirement benefit, the MPD Office of Human Resources (police officers) or the DC Department of Human Resources (firefighters) will provide you an Application for Deferred Retirement Form at the time you separate. If you are age 55 or older when you leave the Police or Fire Department, you may immediately apply for a deferred retirement.

Teacher's Retirement Plan

If you are vested (you have served at least five years as a DCPS teacher) when you separate from the DCPS system, and you are not yet eligible to retire, you may elect to receive a deferred retirement benefit, or you can elect to receive an immediate lump-sum refund of the contributions you made to the Plan. If you elect the deferred retirement benefit, you may begin receiving your retirement when you reach age 62, but you must begin receiving your retirement benefit no later than April 1st following the calendar year in which you reach age 70½. If you receive a refund of your contributions, you will not be entitled to any other benefits from the Plan. See "If You Separate From the DCPS System" on page 16 of the Summary Plan Description for more information.

These brochures are intended to provide you with helpful information concerning a deferred annuity under the District of Columbia Police Officers and Firefighters' Retirement Plan and the District of Columbia Teachers' Retirement Plan (the Plans). A deferred retirement annuity is determined and administered by the District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB).

If you have further questions, please contact DCRB Member Services at the number below, or call the Member Services toll-free number at 1(866) 456-3272.