CalSTRS Offers Online Retirement Applications

June 20, 2011 ( - California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) members can now fill out and submit service retirement forms in a secure online environment.

The new online capabilities are expected to simplify applying for service retirement with step-by-step instructions coupled with old-fashioned help from benefits counselors, if needed. The new features also offer secure, on-demand access to member account information.   

According to a press release, members can not only submit service retirement applications online, but do the following as well:  

  • Determine retirement eligibility; 
  • Access CalSTRS and account information 24 hours a day, seven days a week; 
  • Improve the accuracy of their forms and applications with step-by-step online guides; 
  • Increase the speed of filling out forms, which are auto-filled with member-specific information; and 
  • Reduce rejection rates.  


Members who prefer working with paper can still fill out, print and sign forms for mailing to CalSTRS or submitting to a counseling office, if they choose.