LAGERS members may have the option to add additional service to their benefit calculation by either purchasing or transferring service.
To be eligible to purchase other public employment service in the LAGERS system, you must be an active, vested LAGERS member who either:
A member may not purchase any more service than he or she actually accrued with a previous employer.
To be eligible to purchase military service in the LAGERS system, you must be an active LAGERS member with previous US military service.
Eligible members may purchase up to four years of military service toward their LAGERS benefit. LAGERS will require a copy of any pertinent military discharge papers (DD 214) to verify honorable discharge and period of service in the US armed forces.
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If you are eligible to purchase service toward your LAGERS benefit, you can obtain an estimate for purchasing service by completing one of the following forms and submitting to the LAGERS office.
Purchase of Service Form
Military Purchase of Service Form
LAGERS will calculate the cost of purchasing service and mail you the calculations.
Once you have received your official cost calculations from LAGERS you have the option to purchase the service in a lump sum, in 12 month installments, in 24 month installments, or not at all. LAGERS will accept direct rollovers from other qualified retirement plans for the purposes of purchasing service credit.
To be eligible to transfer service to LAGERS, you must be an active, vested LAGERS member.