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Purchase Purchase of Service for Retirement Deadlines
Starting in the late fall of 2011, persons who have been active contributing members of PSERS received a letter from PSERS notifying them of the deadline to apply to purchase non-qualifying part-time (NQPT) service credit. These letters were mailed over the course of a couple of months, New members of PSERS will receive notification with their PSERS Welcome packet.

There is no need to wait until you receive your letter to apply. If you have not already applied to purchase this service credit, you should apply as soon as possible. You must apply while you are still an active contributing member of PSERS and prior to your deadline.

There Will Never Be Another Chance to Purchase NQPT Service!
You will never have another opportunity to apply to purchase NQPT service. If you are an active contributing member of PSERS, later terminate Pennsylvania public school employment and then return to Pennsylvania public school employment, employment of fewer than 80 days or 500 hours will automatically be qualified service. Your service would be credited from the first day or hour worked.  

If you pass this opportunity to purchase your existing NQPT service, terminate Pennsylvania public school employment and then return to Pennsylvania public school employment, you will not receive another window in which to apply. 

Class T-C & Class T-D Member Application Deadlines
Class T-C and Class T-D members who were active members of PSERS on July 1, 2011, will have until June 30, 2014. You must apply to purchase NQPT service credit while you are still an active contributing member of PSERS and prior to your deadline. The letter you receive will specifically address your deadline, but you do not need to wait to receive your letter to apply.  You may do so prior to the receipt of your letter. 

Those who are Class T-C and Class T-D members of PSERS who were not active contributing members on July 1, 2011, and return to an active contributing status with PSERS will have one year from the date of notification to apply to purchase NQPT.  PSERS will send a letter to you stating the deadline. You must apply to purchase NQPT service credit while you are an active contributing member of PSERS and prior to the deadline stated in the letter. You do not need to wait to receive your letter to apply.  You may do so prior to the receipt of your letter.

Class T-E & Class T-F Member Application Deadlines
Class T-E and Class T-F members who became active members of PSERS on or after July 1, 2011, will have a one year window to apply to purchase NQPT service. You must apply to purchase NQPT service credit while you are still an active contributing member of PSERS and prior to your deadline. Your deadline date to apply is contained within the Welcome to PSERS packet you receive. You do not need to wait to receive your letter to apply. You may do so prior to the receipt of your letter.

 

 
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