Changing Lager Status

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Changing LAGERS Status

If your status as a LAGERS or non-LAGERS participant changes, the following will occur:

  • You will receive the full benefit for those years of creditable service in which you were a non- LAGERS participant and made the required contributions.
  • You will receive two-thirds of the full benefit for those years of creditable service in which you were a LAGERS participant and made the required contributions.
  • If you receive a refund of contributions from LAGERS, you will be required to make up the mandatory contributions you would have paid to CERF had you not been in LAGERS. Your benefit for the period you were in LAGERS, for which you later received a refund, will be calculated at the non-LAGERS rate.
  • If you retire from LAGERS and return to work in the county but are not accruing additional service credit in LAGERS, you are considered a non-LAGERS participant for this period of time. In this case, you must make the mandatory contributions to CERF. Again, for this period of time, your CERF benefit will be calculated at the non-LAGERS benefit rate.