Leaving Before Retirement
Termination of your membership in CCCERA can occur for a variety
of reasons, but usually this means you no longer work for an
employer participating in CCCERA. Membership termination can also
occur if your job status changes to an ineligible position, for
example, to less than half-time, or to a contract position. If
you have changed jobs to an ineligible position such as a
contract position or less than 20 hours per week employment, but
are still working for a CCCERA employer, you may not withdraw
your contributions. If you formally terminate you can either take
a refund or defer your membership.
If you are rehired by a participating employer after you terminated employment, you will rejoin CCCERA unless you are rehired in an ineligible position. Service credit starts accruing just as it did during your previous membership on the first day of the month following your rehire date.
CCCERA will receive notification of your termination from your
employer’s human resources department and will send you a packet
explaining the options concerning your retirement account and
possible tax liability. A Distribution Election Form (Form
207) and instructions for filling out the form are included.
Return the completed form to CCCERA.
Taking a refund means you close your retirement account by
withdrawing or rolling over all of the contributions and interest
you made while a member of CCCERA. You will no longer be entitled
to a benefit from CCCERA, even if you are disabled in the future.
Deferring your retirement membership means you leave your funds
in your account at CCCERA earning interest. This means:
Members of CCCERA who have at least five years of retirement
service credit are vested in the system. Non-vested means a
member has terminated employment before achieving five years of
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