1. Create Your Own Retirement Benefit Estimate (RBE) on My LACERA

    Resource: My LACERA
    Create a personalized calculation of your monthly retirement allowance through the Retirement Benefit Estimate calculator within My LACERA. The calculator pre-populates your personal data on file with LACERA. The calculator results display the totals of each of the six retirement options.

  2. 3-5 years Prior to Retirement Date: Attend a Pre-Retirement Workshop at LACERA

    Resource: Pre-Retirement Workshop Schedule, Pre-Retirement Guide

  3. Post-Workshop: One-on-One Consultation with Retirement Benefits Specialist at LACERA

    Time saver idea: Visit the Member Service Center after a pre-retirement workshop or come at a later date.

    Resource: LACERA Member Service Center
    300 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
    Hours - 7 AM – 5 PM, Monday - Friday
    800-786-6464

    Resource: Make an appointment online. Appointments are available between the hours of 7 AM and 1:45 PM.

  4. 6 Months Prior: Request an Official Retirement Estimate and Election to Retire Form

    Call LACERA 800-786-6464 or visit the Member Service Center.

  5. 2 Months Prior: Visit the Member Service Center

    Bring any required documents for submission and final review.
    Resource:
    The Process of Retiring - Tips, Retiree Healthcare

  6. Your Retirement Date Arrives — CONGRATULATIONS!

    Resource: Retired Member

  7. 45-60 Days After Retirement: Receive First Retirement Check

    Resource: Payday Calendar

Tip: You can view the whole process in Introduction to Retirement: 7-Step Reference Card