Once you have decided on your retirement date, you can obtain the appropriate Application for Service Retirement packet from Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA).
MCERA can accept your completed application no more than 60 days prior to your retirement date. Backdated applications cannot be accepted. If you are currently working for a MCERA employer you must submit the completed application no later than the last day you are in paid status.
Deferred and Transferred members must submit the completed application no later than the first day of retirement.
If you have established reciprocity, you must retire from all reciprocal systems on the same date.