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Maternity/Paternity/Child Rearing



You may purchase up to 2 years of service (YOS) credit if you separated or reduced your hours from Michigan State Police employment for the purposes of maternity, paternity, or child rearing.


  • You cannot have intervening employment of more than 20 hours per week for each week of service credit that is purchased.
  • You may purchase any fraction of a year increment.
  • This service cannot be credited until you have 10 YOS with the Michigan State Police.


Your cost is an actuarial calculation multiplied by the number of years of maternity/paternity/child rearing credit you purchase. The Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) will calculate the cost for you upon request.


Send a written request to ORS with a copy of your child's birth certificate or final adoption papers.