Service credit -- or allowable service -- is the credit you earn each month retirement deductions are withheld from your salary. We use your accumulated service credit, your high-five average salary, and a formula to determine your retirement benefit.

The more service you have and the higher your annual pay, the higher your monthly retirement benefit.

A number of factors may impact your length of service such as a leave of absence, part-time employment, or working for another governmental unit. For more information, contact MSRS at 651-296-2761 or 1-800-657-5757.