SBCERA offers a variety of resources to assist you in preparing for retirement. As you approach retirement, we encourage you to attend a pre-retirement seminar and/or a one-on-one consultation with one of our subject matter experts.
We’re here to help.
Give us a call at (909) 885-7980 or send us a message at memberservices@SBCERA.org and we’ll be happy to help you through the process.
How to Apply
If you are eligible and have chosen your effective date of retirement, you can begin your application.
1. Navigate to the left-hand the menu under Self Service Options
2. Select Apply for Retirement
3. Select Service Retirement Application and follow the instructions to retire.
4.Once you submit your application, you can track your status by clicking on the Service Retirement Application on your Account Summary page under Requests.
Several important documents may be required as part of your retirement application.
Copy of Original or Certified Birth Certificate, naturalization paperwork, passport, or REAL ID. If applicable, provide identification for your spouse or registered domestic partner and marriage certificate or partnership agreement.
Voided check or letter from your bank with direct deposit instructions for verification.
You can upload these as part of the online application or you can submit them to SBCERA by faxing, mailing, or dropping them off at our office.
Other Retirement Options & Considerations
Invite a Guest: SBCERA encourages you to invite your spouse, registered domestic partner, child and/or another guest to attend consultations and/or seminars with SBCERA. This is an important time in your life, and you may find having a “buddy” with you will help you through the process.
Changing Your Mind: You can rescind your application or change your retirement date by submitting a written request to SBCERA prior to receiving your first benefit payment. However, such a request will not automatically reinstate you as an employee. The decision regarding whether to reinstate you as an employee will rest with your former employer.