If you have 10 years of County (or combined County and reciprocal system) service credit but terminate employment prior to meeting the minimum age requirement for retirement, you will be placed on deferred membership status.
If you are a deferred, vested Plan E member, you can apply to receive your retirement allowance when you meet one of the following conditions:
- At age 55, having reached the date you would have accrued 10 years of County (or combined County and reciprocal system) service credit had you remained a County or reciprocal agency employee.
- At age 70, regardless of years of service credit.
See more about terminating service in your online plan book.