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'My TRS' Member Portal

Active members are encouraged to use My TRS to designate one or more beneficiaries, view their member contributions account balance, keep their mailing address and contact information up to date, estimate their future monthly retirement benefit (if vested), and more!

To access My TRS:  Use the Member Login link at right, under Popular Links.


Who Qualifies as a TRS Member?

A person employed at least 210 hours during the fiscal year in a position reportable to TRS must become a member of TRS.

Membership is broken into two tiers:

  • Tier 1 applies to any individual who became a TRS member before July 1, 2013 and who has not withdrawn.*
  • Tier 2 applies to any individual who became a TRS member July 1, 2013 or later. This includes any individual who withdrew as a Tier 1 member and was rehired in a position reportable to TRS on or after July 1, 2013.

*A member who has withdrawn from TRS has requested and received a full refund of member contributions, plus interest, after terminating all TRS-reportable employment. By withdrawing, the member forfeits all rights of membership in TRS, including their Tier 1 or Tier 2 status. For details, see Withdrawing TRS Membership on the TRS Fact Sheets page.


Tier 1 and Tier 2 retirement eligibility

TIER 1 members are eligible for: at age: with a minimum of:
Service Retirement 60 5.00 years of creditable service
any age 25.00 years of creditable service, OR
service reported within 25 fiscal years
Early Retirement (reduced benefit) 50 5.00 years of creditable service

TIER 2 members are eligible for: at age: with a minimum of:
Service Retirement 60 5.00 years of creditable service
55         30.00 years of creditable service        
Professional Option (Tier 2 only) 60 30.00 years of creditable service
Early Retirement (reduced benefit) 55 5.00 years of creditable service

Calculating the Gross Annual Benefit Amount at Retirement

Standard formula for Tier 1 and Tier 2:

       Years of Creditable Service x Average Final Compensation x 1.6667 %

 

Modified formula for Tier 2 Professional Option:

       Years of Creditable Service x Average Final Compensation x 1.85 %

 

Please note:
Average Final Compensation (AFC) for Tier 1 is based on the three highest consecutive fiscal years of earned compensation. For Tier 2, AFC is based on the five highest consecutive fiscal years. (See 19-20-805, MCA for details and limitations.) The annual benefit amount is distributed in 12 equal monthly payments.


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