To receive a benefit at retirement, a member must be vested. To become vested, a member must earn 5 years (60 months) of service credit within the system. The 60 months may be earned with one employer or a combination of LAGERS employers.
Once a member is vested with LAGERS, they are guaranteed to receive a benefit whether they continue their employment with a LAGERS employer until they reach retirement age or terminate and employ outside the LAGERS system.
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