As a member of PERA, you have options when you leave public employment. You may request a refund of your contributions, or you may leave your money in PERA for a present or future pension.
You options depend on your age and years of participation in PERA. To help you decide, see A Refund Is Just One Option brochure. The guide, Important information about your PERA refund and taxes, gives information about taking a refund. To take a refund, you need to fill out the Application for Refund.