Jane is fifty-eight years old with twenty-four years of TRS Plan 1 service credit. She has one year of service credit in an out-of-state retirement system that covers public school teachers. A TRS Plan 1 member is eligible to retire at age fifty-five with twenty-five years of service credit. Jane may add her twenty-four years of TRS service credit with her one year of out-of-state service credit to qualify for retirement under this provision.
Jane's retirement benefit will be based solely on her twenty-four years of TRS Plan 1 service credit. If she retires at age fifty-eight, her benefit will be reduced by an early retirement factor. The early retirement factor, .8270, is based on the difference between her actual retirement age (age fifty-eight) and the earliest age she could have received an unreduced benefit based on her twenty-four years of TRS service credit (age sixty). Jane's average final compensation (AFC) is $5,500 and her benefit will be calculated as follows: