Applying for Retirement


Applying for Retirement

A secure and enjoyable retirement is your reward for a career of public service. For a smooth transition, follow these steps at the recommended times. You should begin the process at least one year before your anticipated retirement date.

The Maryland State Retirement Agency is here to assist you throughout the retirement process. For assistance, contact one of our highly-trained retirement benefits specialists.


How do I Request an Award Letter?

To request an award letter of their benefit, retirees must contact the Retirement Agency by phone or by written request with their signature.

To request an award letter by phone, dial 410-625-5555 or toll-free 1-800- 492-5909. After selecting 1 for retiree, a pre-recorded message will play with the latest news from the Maryland State Retirement Agency. You then may select 0 to request an award letter from a retirement specialist.

The Retirement Agency can only send an award letter to the address on file.