Florida Retirement System Pension Plan
Application for Service Retirement and the
Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)
PO BOX 9000 Tallahassee, FL 32315-9000
Local Phone: 850-907-6500 Toll Free: 844-377-1888 FAX: 850-410-2010
Rule 60S-11.002, F.A.C.
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All of the following are required before you can retire and become a DROP participant.
1. A properly completed Form DP-ELE, Notice of Election to Participate in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)
and Resignation of Employment (if you have not previously submitted one). If you are dually employed with one or more
Florida Retirement System (FRS) employer(s), each employer must complete the employer's portion of a Form DP-ELE
and Form DP-11.
2. A properly completed Application for Service Retirement and the DROP, Form DP-11. The DP-11 must be signed in the
presence of a notary public and approved by your employer. Since your DROP participation cannot be retroactive, you
should send the DP-11 to the Division of Retirement prior to the first day of the month your DROP will begin even if you do
not have the other required documents. The DP-11 will be accepted up to six months before your DROP participation date.
3. A properly completed Option Selection for Members, Form FRS-11o. An explanation of the options is on the attached page
titled "What Retirement Option Should You Choose."
4. A properly completed Spousal Acknowledgment Form, Form SA-1. You must complete and sign the top portion in the
presence of a notary. If you are married and select option 1 or 2, your spouse should complete the bottom portion in the
presence of a notary.
5. A check payable to the Florida Retirement System for any amount you owe, or a written statement that you do not wish to
claim the service. Please put your social security number on the face of the check. You may roll over funds from a
qualified plan (IRA, deferred compensation, etc.) to pay the amount due. Form PRO-1, Pretax Direct Rollover, must be
received with the payment.
6. Proof of your birth date. If you select Option 3 or 4, you must also submit birth date verification for your beneficiary. We
will accept legible photocopies of one of the following (except for i):
a. Copy of a birth certificate
b. Delayed birth certificate
c. Valid, unexpired U.S. passport
d. Census report more than 30 years old
e. Life Insurance policy more than 30 years
f. Letter from the Social Security Administration stating the date of birth it has established for the payment of benefits
g. Certificate of Naturalization
h. Florida driver's license issued after January 1, 2010 that indicates compliance with the federal REAL ID Act
i. In the absence of one of the above, a copy of two of the following documents:
(1) Birth certificate of child, showing age of parent (limit one)
(2) Baptismal certificate more than 30 years old
(3) Hospital record of birth
(4) School record at time of entering grammar school
7. A copy of your marriage certificate if you selected option 3 or 4 and name your spouse as your joint annuintant.
8. A final certification of your earnings by your employer for the last four months of your employment. Your employer is
aware of this requirement.
9. A Statement of Military Eligibility will be mailed to you if you claim military service and the form is needed.
10. A Beneficiary Designation, Form FST-12, if designating more than one beneficiary; otherwise complete the
Beneficiary Designation section of Form DP-11.