Essential information on refunds

Video details this process for those terminating employment

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Sept. 15, 2017 — OPERS offers members who terminate public employment an opportunity to receive a refund of the contributions they made while they were members. A new OPERS Essentials video explains how this refund process works.

You can view all of the OPERS Essentials videos on our YouTube channel.


Michael Pramik

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

2 thoughts on “Essential information on refunds

  • October 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    If you are receiving opers disability can you withdraw your retirement lump sum without affecting your disability payments?

    • October 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Ms. Sparks,

      Under OPERS’ disability rules, you cannot take a lump sum payment without the consequence of terminating your disability.

      Julie, OPERS


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