TRS will allow you to extend the normal four-year period in which you may be out of covered employment and still retain an active account by submitting a notice for a leave of absence. To be eligible, you must meet the following guidelines:
Allowable leaves of absence, for the purpose of extending the duration of your active account beyond the four year period include
Maternity or Adoption
A leave of absence of an additional year may be granted for each child adopted or born to a member while on authorized leave. Documentation is required when you apply for additional leave (contact our office).
When an illness prevents you from working, you may request a leave of absence. However, TRS will require a physician's written statement - including the nature of your illness and the reason why you cannot work - in order to grant your request.
You may request a leave of absence to extend a period of educational study for a maximum of two consecutive years.
A leave of absence may be granted for periods of service in the armed forces.
Contact TRS for additional information, or to apply for a leave of absence.