Judges who serve in eligible courts and receive a state salary participate in this retirement benefit plan. Only judges who served prior to Sept. 1, 1985, can be members of the 1977 provisions of this system.
Participating members contribute 6 percent of the statutory wage for a maximum period of twenty-two years. The State of Indiana is responsible for paying all of the benefits provided by the plan. Currently, annual appropriations are combined with court docket fees to cover actual benefit payments.
Learn more about these retirement benefits, when they can be collected, and who pays for them below.
- 1977 and 1985 Judges Retirement System Handbook
- How do I become a member of the retirement system?
- Who pays for my benefits?
- What happens to my money if I leave my job?
- Who May Act for the Member
Collecting Plan Benefits
- How much might I receive as my Judges Retirement System pension benefit?
- When should I start planning to apply for my retirement?
- Will I receive any benefits if I am disabled?
- What benefits will my loved ones receive if I die?