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Retirement Benefits

Regular Retirement Benefits for employees employed on or before August 31, 2009, or if employee has prior state service and left their retirement money with ERS:

The State retirement program is a defined benefit plan, which employees make a 9.5% pretax monthly employee contribution and the state of Texas combined with TDCJ makes a 10.0% monthly State contribution.

As a state agency employee, you can earn the security of a retirement benefit that provides life-long monthly payments when you qualify for retirement. The benefit amount is based on your average salary, service credit and retirement date. For additional information contact ERS at 1-877-275-4377.

Frequently asked Retirement Questions

Visit https://ers.texas.gov/contact-ers/additional-resources/FAQs for frequently asked retirement questions.

Social Security Online

Visit the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration for information and assistance regarding Social Security benefits and retirement.

Page updated: 11/01/2017