If you are on deferred retirement status and are rehired as a regular employee with the County or District, you will return to active membership in the same tier you were in during your previous service. To be eligible for rehire, you must be separated from service for 180 days, unless the Safety exception in GC 7522.56 is met. You will accrue the same benefits and retain the original membership date and entry age for determining your employee contribution rate. This applies to General Service Tiers. If you were a Safety member and are hired as a General member, contact VCERA for more information.