Are you thinking of retiring?

You are eligible to apply for a retirement annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) once you meet the following requirements:

  • You are at least 55 years old (at least 50 if covered by the Protective WRS category); and
  • You are vested* in the WRS; and
  • You end all WRS-covered employment.

*You are vested if:

  • You have any WRS creditable service prior to July 1, 2011; or
  • You have at least 5 years of WRS creditable service if you were first covered by the WRS on July 1, 2011 or later.

Preparing for Retirement

There are several resources you should review before you decide to retire:

Understanding How Market Conditions Affect Your WRS Account & Retirement Benefits

The following 4 documents explain how WRS investment gains and losses over the past several years and current market conditions may affect future WRS benefits. Click on the link that applies to your situation. All documents were revised in August 2013 with the most up-to-date WRS information available.

Additional Resources

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. This page does not guarantee enrollment or the ability to make changes to your benefits.