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Returning to Work in a Non-Benefit-Eligible Position

Jan 17, 2024, 13:45 PM by MOSERS
I retired by Missouri state government in 2012 and am currently receiving monthly retirement benefits. I am currently working part-time (in a non-benefit eligible position) at Lincoln University, which participates in the MOSERS retirement system. My question is: I've been employed by Lincoln for several years and have been told that in order to keep receiving my monthly benefits, I can only work 1040 hours per calendar year. Is this still a MOSERS policy?
MOSERS must administer the retirement plans according to applicable state and federal laws. It is the responsibility of your employer, not MOSERS, to determine if the position you are working in is a MOSERS benefit-eligible position. Generally speaking, an employee must work in a position normally requiring at least 1,040 hours per year to qualify for MOSERS benefits. If your employer determines that the position you are working in is not benefit-eligible and you have followed the termination and reemployment rules, you may work in that position and still get your MOSERS pension benefits. Please see Working After Retirement and Benefit Eligibility for more information.
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