Can someone with 30 years of service stop working at age 58, but not choose to get any benefits until age 62?

Ask Jack Jack Ehnes

You are not required to begin to receive a retirement benefit once you stop working in a CalSTRS-covered position; you can leave your money in CalSTRS until you reach age 70 1/2 or request a refund. You’ll be officially retired as of the date you request on your Service Retirement Application.