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.
At retirement, APERS members can choose between five different benefit options, or ways to structure their retirement benefits (not including PAW or DROP). The straight life option is most frequently chosen and forms the baseline for the four "A" and "B" options. This article describes the straight life benefit option.
According to recent studies by the Rand Corporation, older workers are the fastest growing segment of the American workforce, and most retirees say they would return to work under the right conditions. So what about APERS members? Can you return to an APERS-covered job?