VRS Members & Retirees

Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Membership Eligibility

  • Active Employees
    • All eligible full-time City employees hired on or after January 1, 2022, will be participating members of VRS.
    • NERS members who elected to become members of the Virginia Retirement System during the 2022 calendar year.
    • Current or previous participants in a VRS Plan and did not withdraw their contributions.
    • All eligible full-time State employees or constitutional officers participate in VRS.
  • Inactive Employees
    • Deferred members that have left covered employment, but have not withdrawn funds and have service credits in VRS.
  • VRS Retirees & Beneficiaries 
    • All VRS retirees and beneficiaries entitled to or receiving a VRS retirement benefit.

Vesting: Members become vested after at least five (5) years (60 months) of service credit. Vesting means you are eligible to qualify for a service retirement if you meet the age and service requirements for your plan.

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