UCRP is a traditional pension plan, providing a predictable level of income when you retire. Your retirement benefit is based on your age, your years of UC service, and your highest average 36 consecutive months of pay.

Most UC employees eligible for UCRP benefits are governed by the 1976 Tier or the 2013 Tier plan provisions.

If you were hired prior to July 1, 2013 and have continuous employment, you’re most likely a member of the 1976 Tier. 1976 Tier benefits include:

  • Choice of monthly retirement income or a lump sum
  • Disability income
  • Death benefits
  • Survivor income

Read more about 1976 Tier Benefits

If you were hired July 1, 2013 or later, you are most likely a member of the 2013 Tier. 2013 Tier benefits include:

  • Monthly retirement income
  • Disability income
  • Death benefits
  • Ability to provide survivor income

Read more about 2013 Tier Benefits

If you were hired into certain police or firefighting positions you have Safety Benefits. Read the UCRP Summary Plan Description for Safety Members for more information.