At VCERA, our goal is to help you understand how your retirement plan works, and what you can expect as a VCERA member throughout your career in public service. The VCERA Defined Benefit Plan is funded by contributions made by you and your employer. The Plan is designed to provide a secure, lifetime retirement benefit for employees of the County of Ventura, Ventura County Courts, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), Ventura Regional Sanitation District (VRSD) and VCERA.

This website has been prepared to provide you with a summary of the retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits available to you and your beneficiary(ies) through the Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA). The Law that governs your retirement plan is complex, detailed and may change over time. The information contained in this website is made available as a public service. If there is a conflict between the information in this website and the Law, the Law shall prevail. While VCERA has made every attempt to provide correct information, we do not guarantee the accuracy of information and no one shall be entitled to claim detrimental reliance on any information on this website.

The information provided on this website is based on the laws and rules in existence as of September 2017, and is subject to change or modification based on changes in law, rule, or policy.