Steps that Apply to Retirement With LASERS

LASERS Retirement Estimates
Members should request an appointment and meet with a LASERS Retirement Benefit Analyst at least a year prior to their anticipated retirement date. Future retirees should also request an estimate of benefits one year in advance of their retirement date and file their application three to six months in advance. The Request for Retirement Benefit Estimate (form 5-1) is located on the LASERS website under Forms & Publications at

  1. Complete an Application for Retirement.
  2. Send letter of intent to retire to the President of the University and send a copy to the Human Resources Office
  3. Provide a copy of your social security card and birth certificate, as well as, copies of each of your beneficiary's social security cards and birth certificates to be attached to the application.
  4. Additional forms that may need to be submitted are:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Death certificate

For more information on retirement call (985)549-5655


Countdown to Retirement