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Retirement Guides

Please note that the following guides are large files and may take a while to display or download. Copies of these guides may be obtained from your human resource office or from the Research and Education Section.

Link to FRS Member Handbook

FRS Member Handbook (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide to retirement benefits provided for members of the FRS Pension Plan.

Note: The FRS Member Handbook replaces the individual retirement guides which have been provided in the past for members of the Regular Class, the Special Risk Class, the Elected Officers' Class and the Senior Management Service Class. All the information has been combined into the FRS Member Handbook.


Link to FRS Ready. Set. Retire. guide

Ready. Set. Retire. (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide that provides information useful to you when you are preparing for retirement from the FRS Pension Plan. It describes the procedures and requirements to follow when you apply for retirement benefits. As you retire and begin receiving monthly benefits this guide also provides information about federal withholding taxes, direct deposit of monthly benefits, the health insurance subsidy, and reemployment after retirement.

Note: The Ready. Set. Retire. guide replaces the Preparing to Retire and After You Retire brochures which are no longer available.

Link to FRS DROP Brochure

DROP (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide that describes the FRS Deferred Retirement Option Program. It discusses potential advantages and disadvantages of this program, explains program participation requirements, answers commonly asked questions and provides examples.


Link to FRS Disability Benefits Guide

FRS Disability Benefits (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide that informs members of the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan and Investment Plan of the process and requirements of applying for disability retirement benefits.

Link to FRS Survivor Benefits Guide

FRS Survivor Benefits (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide that explains the benefits available to eligible joint annuitants and beneficiaries of deceased members of the FRS Pension Plan.