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 22 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.