Comprehensive information about CalSTRS benefits, programs and resources for members and part-time educators.
Introduces CalSTRS programs, benefits and resources for new full- and part-time teachers.
Step-by-step guide to planning for retirement.
Steps you can take now for the future you want.
What you can do now to increase your retirement benefit and plan for your secure future.
It’s never too early to start planning for your CalSTRS retirement.
Details differences in the two public retirement systems, changing from one system and dual membership.
Explains the special circumstances of retiring concurrently from CalSTRS and certain other California public retirement systems.
Covers the state and federal law restrictions if you return to work after service retirement in a CalSTRS-covered position, including substitute teaching.
Covers disability benefits eligibility, including types of coverage, application process, and benefits planning services.
Contains the specifics of applying for disability benefits and the forms. Call 800-228-5453 to schedule an appointment with a CalSTRS benefits specialist who can assist you with the application process. Read Introduction to CalSTRS Disability Benefits first to be sure you understand the eligibility requirements.
Overview of purchasing service credit and effects on final retirement benefits.
Comprehensive information on making informed decisions to purchase additional service credit.
Reviews the three types of benefits available to your survivors after your death. Includes a worksheet and pocket to organize important documents.
Explains this program, an alternative retirement plan for part-time educators that some employers offer.
Explains the two federal rules that affect the Social Security benefits you may receive as a spouse or through other employment. These rules do not affect your CalSTRS retirement benefit.
Describes the three elements of CalSTRS retirement formula.
Provides a personalized overview of your CalSTRS account and benefits, as well as information and resources for planning your financial future.
Summarizes federal and state rules on rollovers, including income tax withholding, and payments to surviving spouses and beneficiaries.
Brief overview of pros and cons of taking a refund of your CalSTRS contributions.
Summarizes how California’s community property laws and Teachers’ Retirement Law affect CalSTRS benefits. Explains methods of dividing community property interests in member accounts. Includes forms.
Introduces myCalSTRS, your online resource for managing your CalSTRS accounts, viewing your Retirement Progress Report, submitting forms and more at each stage of your career.
Summarizes your right to receive benefits for qualified uniformed service under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
Details and explains purchasing power protection, annual 2% benefit adjustment. Includes estimation worksheets.
CalSTRS Pension2 is CalSTRS’ voluntary defined contribution plan. Pension2 offers the opportunity to invest through tax-advantaged payroll deductions in low cost, flexible 403(b), Roth 403(b) and 457(b) plans for additional retirement savings.