Retirement Estimate Requests
We are pleased with the interest shown in the new Retirement Benefits Calculator on our website. Now we're making it even easier for those of you who have not tried it yet. If you would like to get an idea of what your future City retirement benefits might be, the Retirement Benefits Calculator will provide a helpful estimate. It can be used to compare the benefit amounts for different retirement dates, and also to help decide if an available buyback is worthwhile to you.
At the Retirement Office, we will only calculate one retirement estimate each calendar year for those members who are within 3 years of retirement. We continue to see that members within 3 years of retirement need the most assistance and require the most staff time and resources when preparing to make the transition to retired life. Our online calculators provide the information on retirement estimates that members further away from retirement have requested.
We have put together a "How To" document to walk you through the process of preparing your own retirement benefit estimate using the online Retirement Benefits Calculator. There is also a link to the Calculator page of our website.
If your retirement is more than 2 years from now and only wish to get a general "ballpark" idea of what your retirement benefit might be, please review the Percentage Factor Chart and Sample Calculation form available below, to see an example of how you may quickly do this on your own.
If your retirement is within 3 years from now, you can use the following form to request a retirement estimate from our office. This form can be printed out and faxed to us at 206-386-1506. Be sure to include your email address or phone number in case we need to ask you a question while we are preparing your estimate.
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