Excluded Service


You may purchase retirement service credit if you previously served in a County or district position that was excluded from VCERA membership, such as:

  • Extra Help or part-time service prior to January 1, 1992, or
  • Pre-membership period between June 30, 1979 and July 10, 1999.

The retirement service purchased will be credited under the same benefit tier that applied to you when you joined VCERA. The cost to purchase “excluded” service will be the amount of contributions you would have paid to VCERA for the length of time being purchased plus the interest that would have accrued on those contributions since the purchased period.

For purposes of vesting and retirement eligibility, purchased County/District service counts toward these VCERA milestones.

Click here to download a Service Credit Purchase Request.