Judicial Retirement System (JRS) Account, Plan 1 or Plan 2 for Former Employees

This retirement information is based on current ERS laws and rules. If you have taken a withdrawal of your retirement account balance, you no longer have those years of service credit in your account. They will not count towards your years of service credit at retirement. 

   Type 1 Type 2  Type 3  Type 4
Service Credit 10 years of JRS service credit 12 years of JRS service credit 20 years of JRS service credit Rule of 70   
Age 60 or above Must be holding office at retirement 60 or above
Whether or not you currently hold office
Any Service Credit + Age = 70 or above
Minimum of 12 years Appellate Court service credit
Lifetime Payment Yes 
Payment will be reduced if you retire before age 65
Yes 
Payment will be reduced if you retire before age 65
Yes Yes
Health Insurance* Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Notice about Insurance

Health and other insurance benefits for employees and retirees are subject to change based on available State funding. The Texas Legislature determines the level of funding for such benefits and has no continuing obligation to provide those benefits beyond each fiscal year.

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