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70 & Out Rumor

Jan 21, 2021, 16:42 PM by MOSERS
I continue to hear rumors about a proposal for "70 and out" retirement.  Is there any validity to this?  And how would it affect someone who was separated from employment but had not yet filed for retirement?  Thank you.

No, we are not aware of any legislative proposals related to a “70 and out” retirement. MOSERS administers retirement benefits but we do not have the authority to change plan provisions. Any change to the Rule of 80/”80 & Out” (or any other state employee pension provisions) would require a change in the law. Anytime the Missouri General Assembly is in session, you can follow any bills affecting MOSERS on our Legislation page.


MSEP Members

  • Age 65 + 5 years of service
  • Age 60 + 15 years of service
  • “Rule of 80” – (at least age 48) when age + years of service = 80 or more

MSEP 2000 Members

  • Age 62 + 5 years of service
  • “Rule of 80” – (at least age 48) when age + years of service = 80 or more

MSEP 2011 Members

  • Age 67 + 5 years of service
  • “Rule of 90” – (at least age 55) when age + years of service = 90 or more at time of termination
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