Retirement Benefits

Apply for Service Retirement Online

Applying for retirement has never been easier.

Since the option to retire online using my|CalPERS was added in 2013, thousands of CalPERS members have applied for retirement using the online application. Why? Because it’s secure, easy, and convenient, and our members still received the same outstanding service they would when submitting a paper application.

There are a number of benefits to applying for retirement online:

  • Easily and securely submit your application at your convenience, 24 hours a day.
  • Leave the online application and return at any point to complete it.
  • Receive confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted.
  • Use the Electronic Signature to eliminate the notary requirement for member signature.

Help Is Always Available

We understand that everyone has their own preference of how to do things, which is why we provide options for submitting your retirement application. No matter how you choose to turn in your retirement application, you can always call us with questions, send us an email about the process, make an appointment at one of our Regional Offices, or access our online resources. Whether you need a little help, a lot of help, or you’re a do-it-yourselfer, we have the resources to help you through the entire process.

To get started, log in to my|CalPERS. Go to the Retirement tab, select Apply for Retirement, and follow the steps for submitting your application and required documents online to CalPERS.

If you have additional questions about your retirement application, call us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377) or schedule an appointment with your local CalPERS Regional Office.