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.
This video discusses how to consolidate other retirement accounts like IRA, 401(k), 403(b) and 457’s into a Pension2 account. The video also addresses moving your Defined Benefit Supplement account to Pension2 when retiring.
Know the rules. If you return to work after service retirement in a position with the California public school system as an employee, an employee of a third party, or an independent contractor, there are restrictions.
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 business.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System website has been developed in compliance with California Government Code §11135, which requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively.