Domestic Partners


As of January 1, 2005, a registered domestic partner of a VCERA member is eligible for the same benefits available to a spouse of a VCERA member. To qualify, the domestic partnership must be registered with the California Secretary of State and a copy of the domestic partner certificate must be submitted to VCERA before retirement. All references to “spouse” on this website and in VCERA publications apply equally to a registered domestic partner.

Click here to download the domestic partner law which took effect in 2005.