WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 5 - 10 - 20
§5-10-20. Voluntary retirement.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any
member who has attained or attains age sixty years and has five or
more years of credited service in force, at least one year of which
he or she was a contributing member of the retirement system, may
retire upon his or her written application filed with the board of
trustees setting forth at what time, not less than thirty days nor
more than ninety days subsequent to the execution and filing
thereof the member desires to be retired: Provided, That on and
after June 1, 1986, any person who becomes a new member of this
retirement system shall, in qualifying for retirement hereunder,
have five or more years of service, all of which years shall be
actual, contributory ones. Upon retirement, the member shall
receive an annuity provided for in section twenty-two of this
(b) Any person who first becomes a member of the retirement
system on or after July 1, 2015, may retire upon written
application as provided in subsection (a) of this section upon
attaining the age of sixty-two with ten or more years of service,
all of which must be actual, contributing years.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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