Are You Eligible for PERS Membership?
PERS is the retirement system for eligible Mississippi public employees who work as regular employees for state agencies, universities, community colleges, and public schools, as well as counties, cities, and other political subdivisions that have entered into Joinder Agreements with PERS to provide retirement coverage to eligible employees.
The PERS Membership Eligibility Overview may help you in determining whether your position is covered. You should also talk with your employer or reference PERS Board of Trustee Regulations for more information.
PERS Membership Eligibility Overview
Change Your Account Information
Keeping PERS up to date with changes to your name, address, and/or spouse and beneficiary information, will allow us to provide you with the most efficient service possible, including timely delivery of your PERS newsletter and any other mail out from your retirement system. For your protection, PERS does not accept a change of name, address, or beneficiary information over the telephone. To make a change to your account, submit a completed Form 1C, Change of Information, to your employer for submission to PERS.
Request Your Contribution Balance
You may request a mailed balance of your account by contacting PERS Customer Service. For a faxed balance, fax your request with the following information:
- Retirement Plan (PERS, SLRP, MHSPRS, or MRS)
- Last Four Digits of Social Security Number
- Current Address
- Fax Number
Fax your request to 601-359-6707.
Eligible and Thinking about Retirement?
Once you become eligible to retire, filing a Form 16, Advanced Application, allows you to pre-select any benefit option for which you are eligible and designate beneficiaries so that, should you die before you retire, benefits will be paid in accordance with your desires. Before filing an Advanced Application, contact us to receive a current Estimate of Benefits to help you choose the right benefit option for the beneficiary you may want to designate.
Form 16, Advanced Application