Purchasing Service Credit

Overview

Several types of prior service may be purchased and included in your total years of service credit. Purchasing service can increase your retirement benefit and, in some cases, allow you to retire earlier. VCERA offers two types of service purchases: prior County/District service and prior public service.

For purposes of vesting and retirement eligibility, purchased County/District service counts toward these VCERA milestones, but purchased prior public service does not.

Click on a link below for more information about the types of prior service available for members to purchase.