If you have five years of County (or combined County and reciprocal system) service credit but terminate employment prior to meeting the minimum age requirement for retirement, you will be placed on deferred membership status.
Your retirement contributions will remain on deposit and continue to earn interest until you retire. If you elect to withdraw your deferred contributions and interest, you will forfeit all rights to future retirement benefits from LACERA.
As a Safety Plan C member, you can apply to receive your retirement allowance when you reach age 50 and have five years of service credit as a County or reciprocal system employee.
Important: Keep LACERA informed of address changes while you are on deferred status by contacting us or updating your my LACERA profile.
See more about terminating service in your online plan book.