Annually we receive the highest number of retirement applications for members who want to retire effective July 1. During the final week for filing a July application, we are offering extended visitor hours to assist members with the retirement essentials.

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At retirement, APERS members can choose between five different benefit options, or ways to structure their retirement benefits (not including PAW or DROP). They are Straight Life, A-120, A-60, B-75, and B-50. Learn the features of each at our blog!

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In addition to the "A" series benefit options, APERS offers two other options that allow members to extend their retirement benefits beyond their lifetime to a beneficiary: options B-75 and B-50. This article describes the "B" options.

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In addition to the basic straight-life benefit option, APERS offers four others that may allow members to extend their retirement benefits beyond their lifetime to one or more beneficiaries. This article describes two of the options: A-120 and A-60. 

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Arkansas public employees retirement system

Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS particpating employer.