During this stage in your career, it’s important to focus on personal development and understanding of your pension benefits. View some items to consider during this stage in your career.

When Can I Retire?

Here are the minimum requirements that need to be met for you to retire.

  • Tier 3 – Age 50 & 10 Years of Service
  • Tier 4 – No Age Requirement & 20 Years of Service
  • Tier 5 – Age 50 & 20 Years of Service
  • Tier 6 – Age 50 & 20 Years of Service

Join a Seminar/Webinar

LAFPP offers free live seminars and webinars designed to prepare our members for retirement. Our events are designed for active members at different career stages to educate you on LAFPP benefits. LAFPP staff is always ready to impart knowledge and answer your questions.

Click here for information on how to join.

Log Into MyLAFPP

MyLAFPP is the designated online member portal where Active, DROP and Retired members plus beneficiaries have 24-hour access to personalized pension benefits information and services through one convenient system.

Click here to Log In.

If you have not yet registered, please follow these steps to create a MyLAFPP account.

Time You May Purchase

Purchasing additional time can help increase your monthly pension allowance. Eligible types of service include buying back your recruit training time, service with a branch of the United States military or service with any government agency: Federal, state or local. Please note, all purchases must be completed prior to retirement or entering DROP. More information on purchasing time in the links below.

We recommend speaking with a financial advisor or trusted confidant in determining whether this purchase would be beneficial for you.

Deferred Pension Option

FOR TIERS 3,5 and 6: If you have met the Years of Service requirement but are NOT yet age 50 you can:

  • Terminate employment and leave your contributions in the Plan, and then
  • Apply for a pension at age 50.

There may be other factors you should be aware of in order to make an informed decision. Please review your Summary Plan Description or call the Active Member Services section before you terminate employment.


If you have any questions, you may contact the Active Member Services Section at (213) 279-3140 or (844) 88-LAFPP, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PDT), excluding weekends and City Holidays.