Benefit Enhancement Credit (Article 19)

Service Retirement
The following chart shows Tier 1 and 2 members how much additional service credit they will receive under Benefit Enhancement (Article 19) legislation adopted in 2000.
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If eligible, a member would receive one-twelfth of a year in enhancement credit for each year of their service credit at retirement, up to a maximum of two years of enhancement credit. It is not necessary to purchase this additional credit or file a special form; it is credited automatically at retirement.

Benefit Enhancement (Article 19) Credit

If your existing service credit is: Then your Article 19 credit is:
Years-Months   Years-Months Years-Months
2 - 0 thru 2 - 6 0 - 2
2 - 7 thru 4 - 0 0 - 3
4 - 1 thru 5 - 3 0 - 4
5 - 4 thru 6 - 6 0 - 5
6 - 7 thru 8 - 0 0 - 6
8 - 1 thru 9 - 3 0 - 7
9 - 4 thru 10 - 6 0 - 8
10 - 7 thru 12 - 0 1 - 0
12 - 1 thru 13 - 3 1 - 1
13 - 4 thru 14 - 6 1 - 2
14 - 7 thru 16 - 0 1 - 3
16 - 1 thru 17 - 3 1 - 4
17 - 4 thru 18 - 6 1 - 5
18 - 7 thru 20 - 0 1 - 6
20 - 1 thru 21 - 3 1 - 7
21 - 4 thru 22 - 6 1 - 8
22 - 7 thru 24 - 0 2 - 0

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a date of membership prior to July 27, 1976; and,
  • Have been in active service for at least 20 days in any one school year on or after July 1, 1992.

The additional credit may make you eligible for a benefit sooner and is used in the calculation of that benefit.

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