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Proportionate Retirement Program

In 1991 the Texas Legislature established a Proportionate Retirement Program for the benefit of members of participating public retirement systems. March 1, 2009, the Austin Police Retirement System (APRS) became a participating system in this program.

A member of two or more of the current participating systems may be eligible for proportionate benefits:

Participating systems recognize service from other participating systems. A member with service credit in more than one participating retirement system may be eligible to combine that service in order to satisfy the length of service requirements used to determine eligibility for service retirement. Retirement benefits will be paid separately from each system, based only on the service performed in that system. Military service purchases may only be used once in determining the amount of the member's combined service credit. A member of a participating retirement system who forfeited membership service by withdrawing their deposits may re-establish credit for service earned in another participating proportionate retirement system. A member must contact the system in which they previously had membership in order to determine eligibility requirements to re-establish service credit and/or membership. A member should determine their proportionate retirement benefits before withdrawing member deposits in any of these systems.

For more information on the Proportionate Retirement Program, contact the Benefit Services Specialist at the Pension Office.

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