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Tier 2

Tier 2 members in Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois first contributed to TRS on or after Jan. 1, 2011 and have no pre-existing creditable service with a reciprocal pension system prior to Jan. 1, 2011. 


Active and inactive members may sign in online to view their service credit, refundable contributions, beneficiary refunds, beneficiaries, sick leave service, and 2.2 upgrade information. Every effort has been made to provide accurate information in your report. While believed correct, unintended errors may occur. It is your responsibility to carefully review all information. If you find any discrepancies, please contact our Member Services Division at (877) 927-5877 so that your record may be corrected.

Retirement Eligibility 

Tier 2 Retirement Eligibility Table

Retirement Eligibility

Years of Service Age





* Tier 2 members may retire at age 62 with at least 10 years of service, but will receive retirement benefits reduced 6 percent for every year the member is under age 67. 

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A brief explanation of how TRS works for you.
TRS Tier 2 Eligibility and Benefits
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