Important Reminders 1 You must be within 120 days of your retirement date and eligible to apply for retirement. To see if you are eligible to retire, visit the Retirement Benefit Estimator. 2 If you are submitting a retirement application on behalf of someone else, you will be required to submit a valid Power of Attorney or Guardianship document at the end of this process. Learn more 3 Click here to learn about the types of documents you may need as you apply for retirement online. 4 You will need to be able to print documents as part of this online retirement process. If you do not have a printer connected, please view printing options for additional ways to print documents. 5 If you have any questions as you move through the process, please feel free to contact us at 1-877-NCSECURE (1-877-627-3287) or NC.Retirement@nctreasurer.com. 6 When you apply for retirement, your first monthly benefit payment check will be mailed. If you apply for retirement online, you will have to set up direct deposit for all future payments. Learn more. Otherwise, a paper retirement application must be submitted. 7 This online retirement application is intended to assist you in applying for retirement benefits from the Teachers' and State Employees' and Local Governmental Employees' Retirement Systems. If you have multiple retirement accounts or want to apply for disability retirement benefits, contact the Retirement Systems Division for information. 8 If you are a member of one of the North Carolina Total Retirement Plans: NC 401(k), 457 and 403(b), click here to learn about what you can do with your supplemental retirement account when you retire.