Peak Season Approaching for Retirement Processing

June through August are the time of year when the N.C. Retirement Systems receive an increased number of retirement applications. The representatives make every effort to process retirement applications as quickly as possible.

To facilitate timely application processing, members are encouraged to use the full 120 days available prior to their retirement date to sign and submit their Form 6, Claiming Your Monthly Retirement Benefit.

Upon receipt of the Form 6, the Retirement Systems will process and send additional forms to members to complete and return, including the Form 6E Choosing Your Retirement Payment Option. Your retirement benefits begin only after you have submitted a completed Form 6E. You are auto-enrolled into a health plan under the State Health Plan (if applicable) after the Retirement System receives and processes the form 6E.