Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 286.510
Eligibility: Age and service of police officers, firefighters and other employees; reduction of benefit for retirement before required age.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a member of the System:

(a)

Who has an effective date of membership before January 1, 2010, is eligible to retire at age 65 if the member has at least 5 years of service, at age 60 if the member has at least 10 years of service and at any age if the member has at least 30 years of service.

(b)

Who has an effective date of membership on or after January 1, 2010, and before July 1, 2015, is eligible to retire at age 65 if the member has at least 5 years of service, at age 62 if the member has at least 10 years of service and at any age if the member has at least 30 years of service.

(c)

Who has an effective date of membership on or after July 1, 2015, is eligible to retire at age 65 if the member has at least 5 years of service, at age 62 if the member has at least 10 years of service, at age 55 if the member has at least 30 years of service and at any age if the member has at least 33 1/3 years of service. For the purposes of this paragraph, any year or part of a year of service purchased by a member pursuant to subsection 2 or 3 of NRS 286.300 or purchased on behalf of the member pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 286.300 or as authorized by NRS 286.3005 and subsections 1 and 2 of NRS 286.3007 must not be considered in determining the number of years of service of a member unless the member has a family medical emergency. For the purposes of this paragraph, the Board shall define by regulation “family medical emergency” and set forth by regulation the circumstances in which purchased service credit may be considered in determining the number of years of service of a member who has a family medical emergency.

2.

A police officer or firefighter:

(a)

Who has an effective date of membership before January 1, 2010, is eligible to retire at age 65 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 5 years of service, at age 55 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 10 years of service, at age 50 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 20 years of service and at any age if the police officer or firefighter has at least 25 years of service.

(b)

Who has an effective date of membership on or after January 1, 2010, and before July 1, 2015, is eligible to retire at age 65 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 5 years of service, at age 60 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 10 years of service and at age 50 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 20 years of service.

(c)

Who has an effective date of membership on or after July 1, 2015, is eligible to retire at age 65 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 5 years of service, at age 60 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 10 years of service and at age 50 if the police officer or firefighter has at least 20 years of service. For the purposes of this paragraph, any year or part of a year of service purchased by a police officer or firefighter pursuant to subsection 2 or 3 of NRS 286.300 or subsection 7 of NRS 286.367 or purchased on behalf of the police officer or firefighter as authorized by NRS 286.3005 and subsections 1 and 2 of NRS 286.3007 must not be considered in determining the number of years of service of a police officer or firefighter unless the police officer or firefighter has a family medical emergency. For the purposes of this paragraph, the Board shall define by regulation “family medical emergency” and set forth by regulation the circumstances in which purchased service credit may be considered in determining the number of years of service of a police officer or firefighter who has a family medical emergency.
Ê Only service performed in a position as a police officer or firefighter, established as such by statute or regulation, service performed pursuant to subsection 3 and credit for military service, may be counted toward eligibility for retirement pursuant to this subsection.

3.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a police officer or firefighter who has at least 5 years of service as a police officer or firefighter and is otherwise eligible to apply for disability retirement pursuant to NRS 286.620 because of an injury arising out of and in the course of the police officer’s or firefighter’s employment remains eligible for retirement pursuant to subsection 2 if:

(a)

The police officer or firefighter applies to the Board for disability retirement and the Board approves the police officer’s or firefighter’s application;

(b)

In lieu of a disability retirement allowance, the police officer or firefighter accepts another position with the public employer with which the police officer or firefighter was employed when the police officer or firefighter became disabled as soon as practicable but not later than 90 days after the Board approves the police officer’s or firefighter’s application for disability retirement;

(c)

The police officer or firefighter remains continuously employed by that public employer until the police officer or firefighter becomes eligible for retirement pursuant to subsection 2; and

(d)

After the police officer or firefighter accepts a position pursuant to paragraph (b), the police officer’s or firefighter’s contributions are paid at the rate that is actuarially determined for police officers and firefighters until the police officer or firefighter becomes eligible for retirement pursuant to subsection 2.

4.

If a police officer or firefighter who accepted another position with the public employer with which the police officer or firefighter was employed when the police officer or firefighter became disabled pursuant to subsection 3 ceases to work for that public employer before becoming eligible to retire pursuant to subsection 2, the police officer or firefighter may begin to receive a disability retirement allowance without further approval by the Board by notifying the Board on a form prescribed by the Board.

5.

Eligibility for retirement, as provided in this section, does not require the member to have been a participant in the System at the beginning of the police officer’s or firefighter’s credited service.

6.

Any member who has the years of creditable service necessary to retire but has not attained the required age, if any, may retire at any age with a benefit actuarially reduced to the required retirement age. Except as otherwise required as a result of NRS 286.537, a retirement benefit pursuant to this subsection must be reduced:

(a)

If the member has an effective date of membership before January 1, 2010, by 4 percent of the unmodified benefit for each full year that the member is under the appropriate retirement age, and an additional 0.33 percent for each additional month that the member is under the appropriate retirement age.

(b)

If the member has an effective date of membership on or after January 1, 2010, by 6 percent of the unmodified benefit for each full year that the member is under the appropriate retirement age, and an additional 0.5 percent for each additional month that the member is under the appropriate retirement age.
Ê Any option selected pursuant to this subsection must be reduced by an amount proportionate to the reduction provided in this subsection for the unmodified benefit. The Board may adjust the actuarial reduction based upon an experience study of the System and recommendation by the actuary.
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