Judicial Benefit Multiplier (JBM) Program

If you are serving as a judge or justice and join Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) membership on or after Jan. 1, 2007, you are required to join the JBM Program.

In the JBM Program, you:

  • Prospectively accrue service credit at a higher benefit multiplier for all judicial service
  • Pay a higher contribution rate
  • Are subject to the JBM benefit cap
  • Don't participate in the Judicial Retirement Account (JRA)

PERS members who serve as judges or justices in one of the following courts must participate in the JBM program:

  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals
  • Superior court
  • District court
  • Municipal court

If you elected into JBM and are in PERS, at the time of retirement you may apply the higher benefit multiplier to the judicial service credit you earned before joining JBM.

For more information see: