When is a substitute teacher eligible for membership in Connecticut Teachers' Retirement System?
A substitute teacher is eligible for membership in the Connecticut Teachers' Retirement System if he/she is employed as a permanent substitute teacher for ten months during full school year.
In order to qualify for membership as a permanent substitute teacher ALL three of the following conditions must be met:
- Employment as a substitute teacher must begin on or before the first working day of September.
- The individual is expected to work the full school year in the same assignment.
- The individual completes the full school year in the same assignment.
If you hire a teacher as a permanent substitute with the expectation that he/she will work the full school year in the same assignment, you will be expected to initiate mandatory retirement contributions.
For further information on this topic, you may download the CTRB Membership & Eligibility Requirements for Substitute Teachers Bulletin found under Active/Inactive Teacher Publications.