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Requesting a Refund of Employee Contributions

Jun 24, 2024, 10:11 AM by MOSERS

I am currently an employee with the Department of Social Services but have recently resigned from my position. I was curious: what happens to the money that I have contributed to my MOSERS plan from my paycheck for the past three years, and what steps do I need to take? 

As a member of MSEP 2011, you may request a refund of your employee contributions plus any credited interest after leaving state employment. You are not required to withdraw your employee contributions if you leave the state, but you may do so if you wish. By law, there is a 90-day waiting period before we can issue a refund. By taking a refund, you forfeit all your credited service.

You can log in to myMOSERS to find your total employee contributions plus any interest. Once logged in, click on the Personal Information tab. Then, click on Contribution Calculator. Scroll all the way to the bottom for your accumulated balance.

If you decide to request a refund, complete the Member Request for Refund of Employee Contributions form. You must get it notarized and submit it to MOSERS before a refund will be processed.

A reason to NOT take a refund of your employee contributions is if you think you may return to state employment at any time in the future.

See Leaving State Employment and our Employee Contributions brochure for more information.
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