Application for Service or Disability Retirement -Maryland
Apply to purchase any eligible service credit that is not in your account by completing the Request to
Purchase Previous Service (Form 26) in the 12 months before you retire. You must submit your request to
purchase service prior to retiring. A purchase of service increases the amount of service in your account
towards becoming eligible to retire as well as the amount of your retirement benefit.
Claim your military service by completing the Claim of Retirement Credit for Military Service (Form 43)
and submitting it to SRA before you retire. You must have at least 10 years of creditable state service in
order to claim military service that occurred prior to your membership. Claiming military service increases
the amount of service in your account towards becoming eligible to retire as well as the amount of your
Submit a request for an estimate by filing the Application for an Estimate of Service Retirement Allowance
(Form 9) within 12 months of retiring. See the Important Points to Know sheet that accompanies Form 9
for more information.
Determine when you want to retire. Go to your Retirement Coordinator, usually someone in your person-
nel or payroll office, and ask for the retirement forms to retire. You should receive the following forms:
Application for Service or Disability Retirement Form (Form 13-23)
Direct Deposit Electronic Fund Transfer Sign-Up (Form 85)
Federal and State Tax Withholding Request (Form 766)
Reemployment After Retirement (Form 127)
Retirement forms should be sent to the Retirement Agency four to eight weeks before you retire. Form 13-
23 can only be sent to the Agency from your employer so please allow sufficient time for your employer to
process information on the back of the form and send it to the Agency.
Ask any questions you have on retirement issues or forms to SRA retirement benefits specialists. You can
make an appointment to see a specialist or you can talk with a specialist by calling 410-625-5555 or toll-
Read carefully the first page of Form 13-23. Be sure you understand all information on the front page
before completing the form. If you need any help, contact a retirement benefits specialist at 410-625-5555
or toll free at 1-800-492-5909.
Any unused sick leave days that you have at retirement may be converted into months to add to
your monthly benefit provided you retire within 30 days of separating from employment.
Please review the following information when planning and filing for retirement.
For retirement counseling call: 410-625-5555 or 1-800-492-5909.
Important Points To Know...
when filing the
Application for Service or Disability Retirement (Form 13-23)
The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
120 East Baltimore Street · Baltimore, MD 21202-6700
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