In accordance with Governor Lamont’s directive concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to provide services through telework and will make every effort to continue agency operations to the greatest extent practicable under the circumstances. Our main number is 800-504-1102. For a complete directory of departments visit Contact Us. We will respond to voice mail and email communications as promptly as we can. Thank you for your understanding. Contact Us

FAQs for Active/Inactive Teachers

I am no longer teaching in the State of Connecticut.  When should I begin collecting my retirement benefit?

We recommend that you begin collecting your retirement benefit as soon as you are eligible to receive your benefit.  There are occasions where a terminal leave of absence may be advisable. You should obtain the Deferring the Payment of Benefits/Terminal Leave Bulletin for more information.