Archived Poll October 2017

Working After Retirement: Monthly Benefit Amount

Will working as a substitute teacher after retirement lower your monthly CalSTRS benefit amount?


Selection Votes Percentage
Yes 36 7
No 286 55.4
Maybe 194 37.6


Returning to work in a CalSTRS-covered position during the first 180 calendar days following your most recent retirement date will reduce your gross monthly benefit dollar-for-dollar by the amount you earn during that time.

This is known as the separation-from-service requirement.

Additionally, if you return to work and earn more than the annual earnings limit (which is set annually and is $43,755 for the 2017–18 fiscal year), you will see a reduction to your retirement benefit.

Refer to the Working After Retirement fact sheet or the CalSTRS Member Handbook for more information.

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