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30-Day Separation of Service Rule

Feb 17, 2021, 12:22 PM by MOSERS

Reminder: Before receiving a benefit payment from MOSERS, IRS rules require a “bona fide termination” of the member’s employment. For purposes of MOSERS Board Rules, a "bona fide termination" occurs when:  

  • Member’s employment has been completely severed;
  • No prearranged agreement (written or oral) exists for reemployment (full, part-time or other); retiring members must certify on retirement application, under penalty of fraud, that no prearrangement for employment exists; and
  • Retiree has not been reemployed by the State of Missouri or any MOSERS-covered employer (full, part-time or other) within 30 days after their prior employment ended.                

See FAQs – MOSERS’ Board Rule on Separation of Service for more information.