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1. What are ORS office hours?
You can call us between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on how to reach us, click on Contact Us on the top navigation bar.
2. Am I MIP or Basic?
3. What does "buying time" mean?
4. When can I retire?
5. How much will I get?
6. When will my pension arrive?
7. I am ending my public school employment. Can I get a benefit?
8. What does my survivor need to do when I die?
- If you die while an active member.
- If you die as a deferred member.
- If you die after leaving employment and before being vested.
- If you die after you retire.
9. I am getting divorced. What do I need to do?
If you divorce while you are an active or deferred member, the court may order that a portion of your pension be paid to an alternate payee such as your former spouse or dependent child. The order (known as an eligible domestic relations order, or EDRO) must contain specific information in a specific format, and must be on file with ORS prior to your retirement effective date. Details and sample language can be found in the ORS publication Eligible Domestic Relations Orders.
The EDRO Act doesn't apply to a divorce after retirement. If you're already receiving your pension when you divorce, read more about divorce and your benefits.