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Warning! Many SERS members have recently received unsolicited, potentially misleading emails from companies not affiliated with SERS offering retirement counseling. These emails may appear to come from SERS or appear to represent SERS, they do not. SERS encourages members to be cautious of email solicitations and skeptical of any attempts by outside firms to request personal or financial information. SERS will NEVER contact you asking for personal information. If you are within a year of retirement and need an appointment, you can request an appointment by emailing or by calling (217) 785-7444.

GARS Tier 2 Benefits

This information applies to all active Tier 2 General Assembly members who first became participants of GARS after December 31, 2010. If you terminate employment with the State, your benefits will be determined by the law in effect on your last day of employment.

The retirement benefits described in this section apply to all Tier 2 members.

Your eligible survivors, beneficiaries or estate may qualify for benefits upon your death. These benefits are reduced by any amounts received under the Workers' Compensation Act or Occupational Diseases Act.