When you retire from the Merced County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA), you are awarded a lifetime benefit that is paid monthly. Throughout your life you will need to stay in touch to inform MCERA of any major life events that might impact your benefit and how you receive it.
If you divorce or dissolve a domestic partnership while during retirement, it is important that MCERA is informed of any decisions or actions that might affect community property rights to your MCERA benefit. Please review the material on the Divorce page from the Retirement Planning section of this website.
Power of Attorney
There may be a time in your life when you choose to appoint someone else to manage your affairs, including your financial affairs. In that case, you may wish to appoint a Power of Attorney. Please review the information provided in the next portion of this section.
When a Retiree or Beneficiary Dies
MCERA is here to help you at the difficult time of the death of a member or beneficiary.