If you are retiring within the current school year, you must have a staff prepared estimate in order to attend f you are retiring within the current school year, you must have a staff prepared estimate in order to attend
Exit Counseling. You can request a staff prepared retirement estimate by submitting a
Request for Retirement Estimate
Need an Estimate of your Retirement Benefit?
You can create your own
personalized retirement estimates through the PSERS Member Self-Service (MSS)
Portal. By using the estimate calculator in your MSS account, the most recent
information reported by your employer is automatically entered in the relevant
has created a how-to video that guides you through the process of
creating a retirement estimate on the MSS Portal.
To register for a MSS account,
click on “Member Self-Service” on the homepage of the PSERS website. You will need your PSERS ID, date of birth,
social security number, and a valid email address.
unable to access your MSS account, you may also create a PSERS retirement
estimate using the estimate
calculator on the PSERS website. This calculator does not pull from your
specific account data and requires you to fill out your information using your
most recent PSERS Statement of Account.
To you use the retirement calculator you must have the pop-up blocker disabled on your browser.
are vested (eligible for a monthly benefit) but are not presently working for a
PA public school, you must use the estimator in the MSS Portal or acquire a
are retiring within the next 12 months, you must have a staff-prepared estimate
in order to attend Exit Counseling. You can request a staff-prepared retirement
estimate by submitting a Request for Retirement Estimate (PSRS-151) form.
When not to use the Online Estimate
If you are retiring within
the next 12 months, instead of an online estimate, you must have a
staff-prepared estimate in order to attend Exit Counseling.
In addition, some members
should not use the online retirement estimate calculator. These include members
a frozen annuity (you previously received a monthly benefit from PSERS)
considering disability benefits within the next 12 months
a multiple service member (combined State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS)
covered employment with PSERS employment) and considering retirement within the
next 24 months
Ready to Retire?
Within 12 months of your
retirement, you should:
for Your Futureprogram. You can find a complete
schedule on our website under “Top Pages”.
an Exit Counseling session by contacting your nearest PSERS regional office.
Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule a session or pass up your chance
to attend. It may prevent you from making a mistake that will forever
negatively affect your retirement benefit.
your Exit Counseling session. Bring your staff-prepared estimate and any other
applicable paperwork (ex. completed Direct Rollover form).
Your final step? Enjoy your
You deserve it!