The total amount is the total money and service in your account. This includes:
- Waiting period service you may have purchased,
- Additional Service Credit you may have purchased, and
- If eligible any Law Enforcement Custodial Officer Supplement (LECOS) credit.
Once you qualify for retirement, you receive an annuity, the monthly check paid to you for your lifetime. When you retire, your lifetime retirement benefit is not based on how much money is in your account; it is a formula based on how long you worked for the State and how much money you earned in salary