If you are vested under the Clergy Pension Plan, there are three instances when you can or must retire and start to receive your pension benefits:
|Early Retirement||At or after age 55|
|Normal Retirement||At or after age 65|
|Mandatory Church Retirement Age||At age 72*|
* If you turned age 70½ prior to January 1, 2020, you may have been required to start receiving your pension by no later than April 1 of the year following the year in which you turned age 70½ (or, if later, by April 1 of the year following the year in which you stopped working in the Church).