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State of Delaware Office of Pensions

Retirement Counseling

The Delaware Public Employees' Retirement System is committed to providing educational pre-retirement counseling sessions to members throughout the year. These informational sessions are designed to provide the member with a comprehensive overview of the current retirement plan provisions and various concerns regarding the retirement process. We are confident these sessions will assist the employee in gaining knowledge of the available pensioner benefits, helping to ease the stress of making life-long decisions. The counseling sessions may be performed in small groups or by telephone if preferred.

The small group counseling sessions are open to a maximum of 12 members per session, and 'significant others' are welcome to attend. At the session, each employee will receive a personalized estimated pension benefit which will reflect their individual estimated years of pension creditable service. Benefit calculations will be reviewed and related questions also discussed. Pre-Retirement Counselors will be available immediately following the presentation to assist employees with individual questions or concerns. Members are strongly encouraged to attend one of our half-day pre-retirement workshops or group counseling sessions to obtain pre-retirement counseling

The links below will allow you to view the pre-retirement information that will be discussed during the group counseling presentation. We encourage you to review this information and the other helpful resources on this website regarding your State of Delaware pension plan and applicable benefits. Plan for your retirement. Attend a Retirement Planning Session now if considering retirement within two (2) years.

To register for a Small Group Retirement Planning Session, please complete the Small Group Counseling Registration form below and email to PensionEstimateCounseling@state.de.us at least two (2) weeks in advance to secure your registration. If you are unable to do so, please call (302) 739-4208.

You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. Requests for retirement counseling continue to increase, and due to limited seating, the sessions fill quickly. Registration for specific dates will be completed in the order received. Thank you for taking an active interest in preparing for retirement.


COUNSELING SESSION DATES: CALENDAR - COUNSELING SESSIONS


GROUP COUNSELING RESOURCES:

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State of Delaware Office of Pensions
McArdle Building, 860 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite #1
Dover, DE 19904-2402
Toll Free: (800) 722-7300, Local: (302) 739-4208

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