Calculating Your Benefit

Getting close to retirement age?  Let us calculate your benefit.

If you are within five years of retirement, the best way to get an accurate retirement benefit estimate is to request one from our office by completing the Benefit Estimate Request Form.

You will receive your estimate within four to six weeks of receipt.  We will include information to help you understand the retirement process.  We will also customize your estimate to your unique situation:

  • Based on your payroll and employment history with the City, and
  • With a dollar amount for each potential retirement option to help you consider which choice will work best.

Not so close to retirement?  Try our retirement benefit estimate chart.

If you are more than five years away from retirement, you can get a very rough estimate of what your retirement benefit will be using the Age and Service Chart.

Age and Service Chart, SCERS Plan 1

Age and Service Chart, SCERS Plan 2

New Member Service Portal coming by December 2019

A web-based self-service option for members will be available by the end of 2019.  As part of this service, members will be able to run benefit estimates and can do so as many times as needed.  Information will go out to all members when the system is ready to go live.

Please feel free to email us at retirecity@seattle.gov if you have questions.