Service Credit

Service credit -- or allowable service -- is the credit you earn each month retirement deductions are withheld from your salary. We use your service credit in a formula to determine your monthly retirement benefit. The more service you have and the higher your annual pay, the higher your monthly benefit.

There are several factors that can impact your service credit including:

  • Combined Service Annuity (CSA)

  • Military service

  • Leave of absence

  • Reinstating service with another Minnesota public employer