Pension Calculators


Pension Calculators

VCERA’s two pension calculators were created to assist you in your retirement planning. You will be asked to select your benefit tier and to supply your projected age at retirement, years of retirement service credit and final average compensation. The unofficial benefit estimate generated by the calculators will be based on a service retirement and an Unmodified Option election.

If you are within five years of retirement, download an Estimate Request Form to request an official benefit estimate.


Legacy Pension Calculator

This calculator is for employees who became Legacy members in VCERA prior to January 1, 2013.

On July 30, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling clarifying the inclusion or exclusion of certain pay items that can be included in retirement compensation for pre-PEPRA members. Due to this recent change, the final average compensation and estimates generated by the system may be overstated until VCERA has made appropriate updates. For more information, visit