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Online Benefit Estimating Worksheet

SCERA offers a Defined Benefit Plan. As such, the calculation of your lifetime monthly benefit is based on clearly defined factors. These factors are:

  • Your age at retirement
  • Your years of service credit
  • Your highest average salary 

You can use this calculator to project your estimated future retirement benefit based on information you provide. You may also login to your MySCERA account and estimate your benefit using your employer reported pensionable salary and years of earned service credit.  If you have questions about calculating your benefit, please contact SCERA.


Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District - Plan B Member

Pensionable compensation used to calculate the retirement benefit for a Plan B member is limited to a percentage of the Social Security wage base limit for 2018, adjusted for inflation annually after 2018. The limit for this year is $121,388 for 2018. Members who participate in Social Security are limited to 100% of the limit, and members who do not participate in Social Security (Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District employees) are capped at $145,666 (120% of the PEPRA limit). Special rules may apply for elected officials.

Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District employee?

1. SELECT YOUR MEMBERSHIP PLAN

For more information, see Membership and Calculating Your Benefits

General Member Plan A — 3% at 60

Safety Member Plan A — 3% at 50

General Member Plan B — 2.5% at 67

Safety Member Plan B — 2.7% at 57

(Combination of Safety and General - contact the retirement office.)

You may enter up to three scenarios (any combination of differing age, years-of-service, or final compensation) for comparison purposes in one graphical presentation.

Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3
2. estimate your age at retirement:

Please round to the nearest quarter year age attained - example: 54, 54.25, 54.50, 54.75. Click for help.

3. Estimate your years of SCERA service credit:

Consistent with the retirement age designated above; you may enter fractional years rounded to the nearest two decimal places - example: 20.16, 20.33, etc. Click for help.

4. Highest average monthly compensation:

Please enter in dollars. Click for help.

Calculator automatically subtracts $116.67 from the average monthly compensation for members in Plan A.

Your Estimated Monthly SCERA Benefit:

Calculator Disclaimer

The estimates rendered on the following pages are based solely upon the facts and data provided by the user and does not represent what the user may actually receive as his/her final retirement allowance. This estimate and the information contained herein are not binding upon the Sonoma County Employees'’ Retirement Association (SCERA).

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