A New Year Retirement? Read This Before Applying for LAGERS Benefits


We get lots of calls around the end of the year from people who are considering making the big move to retire come the new year. Applying for your LAGERS pension benefits can be quick and easy. There are a few things to know before you make that big decision to ride off into the sunset of retirement. The first one is this very important deadline...


If you plan to ring in the new year by saying goodbye to your job, then we need your retirement application by December 2. That's coming right up!

The next thing you need to do is gather your paperwork to send with your application. We'll need copies of your - 

  1. Birth certificate
  2. Spouse's birth certificate (if applicable)
  3. Marriage license (if applicable)

Don't forget to send these in along with either your paper application or send them when you apply online through myLAGERS

Then, watch your mail. A few weeks before your retirement effective date, Missouri LAGERS will send you a packet of information on taxes, direct deposit, and more. Then you're all set.

Here are some other helpful resources for you as you get ready for this exciting time:

MOLAGERS.org - Applying for Retirement

Blog Post - Applying for Benefits is EASY!

There's still time to attend a pre-retirement seminar if you haven't already. Check our website events page for one in your area in 2018; we'll be posting the dates soon. We will have our last one of the year at the LAGERS office in Jefferson City on December 7. REGISTER NOW



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