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Whether you just started your public service career or you are close to retirement, PERA’s educational programs will give you valuable information. PERA offers educational sessions in our St. Paul, Duluth, and Mankato offices, as well as locations across the state.

PERA does require registration for our educational programs for both you and your guest. It’s easy to register. Simply use your MY PERA account or call our Member Service Center at 651.296.7460 or 1.800.652.9026.

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PERA in 90

This 90-minute seminar gives you an overview of PERA and is ideal for any stage of your career. You will receive a personalized benefit estimate and learn how PERA calculates your benefits and how PERA fits into your overall financial plan.

Recommended for:  Anytime in your career

Length: 90 minutes

Registration: Required for both you and your guest

  • Detailed overview of your retirement benefits
  • Optional survivor benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Combined service
  • Working after retirement
  • For General, Police & Fire, and Correctional Plan members


PERA Plus is ideal for those within three years of retirement. This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of PERA, a basic overview of Social Security and Medicare, the psychological impact of retirement, and how to apply for PERA retirement benefits.  You will receive a personalized benefit estimate.

Recommended for:  Within three years of retirement

Length: Three hours

Registration: Required for both you and your guest

  • PERA in 90 content
  • Social Security basics
  • Medicare basics
  • Psychological impact of retirement
  • How to apply for PERA retirement

Have questions?

We’re here to help. Send our knowledgeable team an email at You will receive a response within 24 business hours. Or call our Member Service Center at 651.296.7460 or 1.800.652.9026, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Still need more help with a complex situation?

We are available to meet with you at our St. Paul, Mankato, or Duluth offices. Individual meetings are also available periodically across the state and are especially helpful for individuals applying for disability or when divorce impacts their pension. Appointments are limited and we require advance registration. Call four to six weeks in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointments are 45 minutes.

PERA does not provide financial planning or tax advice. For advice or guidance specific to your financial situation, you may find it useful to consult with a financial professional or tax professional.