Returning to Work

How will your retirement income be affected if you return to work? It depends on where you work. If you return to work for an employer covered by one of the state retirement systems, your benefit could be affected. You can return to work for an employer not covered by a Washington state retirement system without impacting your monthly benefit unless you are a disability retiree.

Exceptions for nursing positions and school districts

New state laws allow some retirees to return to work up to 1,040 hours without affecting pension benefits. See the new exceptions.

Return to work rules vary by plan:


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