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Can I Transfer Service from Another State?

Sep 12, 2023, 08:42 AM by MOSERS

I worked for the state of Arkansas for 4 years and I have retirement through APERS. Could I transfer my retirement from APERS to MOSERS? If so, what are the steps that I need to do in order to do that?

No. The law does not allow you to purchase or transfer service from another state to MOSERS.

Depending upon your plan membership (MSEPMSEP 2000, or MSEP 2011), once you are vested, you may be able to purchase or transfer service acquired in the state of Missouri. With the exception of prior military service, it must be full-time, nonfederal, public (government) employment, and rendered in Missouri, such as the following types of service:

  • Service with MODOT or the Missouri Highway Patrol
  • Service with a city, county, or public school in Missouri
  • Prior military service

Purchasing or transferring service may increase your pension benefit, make you eligible for retirement sooner, or both. For more information contact a MOSERS benefit counselor and see

Purchasing and Transferring Service Guide for MSEP (Closed Plan) Members

Purchasing and Transferring Service Guide for MSEP 2000 Members

Purchasing and Transferring Service Guide for MSEP 2011 Members

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