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Resources

PEBA is committed to providing you with easy to understand, useful information about your retirement benefits. We also want to help make sure you know how important it is to start planning and saving for a secure financial future now. Check out the highlighted resources below to learn more.

  • Secure, online account access

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    Member Access is the online resource that allows you, as a member of a PEBA-administered retirement plan, to view and update the personal information on file for your retirement account and conduct online transactions such as applying for your service retirement annuity. Member Access is safe, secure and available anytime from anywhere you have Internet access.

     

    Registering for Member Access also enables PEBA to send you important information and updates about your retirement benefits by email. We use the well-known and award-winning Constant Contact® service to send our emails to members, but all emails will include PEBA’s logo and other identifying information.

     

    Active members may:

    • View their designated beneficiary information;
    • View their current service credit;
    • View and print their member statement;
    • Change their address;
    • Calculate an unofficial cost estimate to purchase service credit;
    • Submit a service purchase request; and
    • View the status of their retirement application.

     

    Retired members may:

    • Change their tax withholdings and their address;
    • View and print a 1099-R form;
    • View and print a Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program statement;
    • View and print an annuity verification letter;
    • View their current payment method;
    • Change their payment method from paper check to direct deposit; and
    • Modify an existing direct deposit account or add an additional direct deposit account.

     

    Inactive members may:

    • View and print their member statement; and
    • Change their address.

     

    To get started, select the Member Login button in the top right corner of this page or click here. To register, active and inactive members will need to enter their last name, Social Security number, date of birth, a valid email address, and correct responses to two questions about themselves. Retired members who want to register will need their last name, Social Security number, date of birth, a valid email address, and the net or gross amount of one of their most recent monthly annuity payments or deferrals under the TERI program.

     

    A step-by-step flyer on how to register for Member Access and how to print a member statement can be found here.

     

    If you have questions or need assistance registering, please reach out to our Customer Contact Center.

Retirement awareness: be aware and prepare

Did you know that 31 percent of non-retirees surveyed reported having no retirement savings or pension?* One quarter of those respondents were older than 45 years of age. Being prepared for your financial future is serious business and PEBA is here to help. Whether your retirement is one, five or 25 years away, PEBA’s retirement awareness resources are designed for you.

 

*Source: United States Federal Reserve’s Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2014

Presentations

We have put together a number of presentations that provide you with a more in-depth look at your retirement benefits as well as a series of presentations designed to help you plan and prepare for a secure financial future. You can apply what you learn from these presentations to your life no matter where you are in your career. To see a complete list of the available presentations or to begin viewing them, visit our Retirement awareness page.

 

Forms

While you can conduct some retirement benefits transactions online through Member Access, a number of transactions require the submission of paper forms. The retirement benefits forms PEBA uses are located on our Forms page.

 

Benefit estimate calculators

SCRS and PORS Class Two members only

At retirement, a member's monthly benefit is calculated based on very specific and individual parameters such as compensation records, credited service time, days of unused annual and sick leave and the benefit multiplier for the retirement system (SCRS or PORS) in which the member is enrolled.

 

Currently, there are three methods you can use for estimating your monthly benefit. These methods are distinguished by how much information is required. The more information you provide, the more likely the estimated amount will be closer to your final monthly benefit.

 

 

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Frequently asked questions

There are two sets of frequently asked retirement benefits questions on the website: General FAQs and Retiree FAQs.

 

Inactive account search

Your South Carolina Retirement Systems account is considered inactive when no contributions have been made to the account in the preceeding 12 months and no other active, correlated system or State Optional Retirement Program account exists. See if you have any funds in the Systems.

 

Contact us

If you cannot find the information you’re looking for on our website, reach out to our Customer Contact Center for assistance.

 

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Columbia, SC 29223

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