Benefit Calculation - Length of Service

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.

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