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Understanding Your Retirement Benefit Formula

As a California educator, you help build a better future for your students while you work toward a secure financial future of your own.

The CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program is the cornerstone of your educator retirement savings and also provides survivor and disability benefits. CalSTRS invests contributions from the state, your employer and your monthly paycheck to ensure a reliable monthly retirement benefit for all our members.