CalSTRS members do not pay into Social Security for their
teaching work. However, you may have paid into Social
Security for work you performed outside of the California
educational system. Watch this video to discover how two
governmental offsets may impact your Social Security benefits.
Members sometimes ask if they can take a refund of the
contributions they’ve made to their CalSTRS defined benefit
account. While this is allowed, you should carefully consider the
consequences before applying for a refund.
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the
Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. Your
personal information will be used only to conduct CalSTRS-related