Talking with a CalSTRS benefits counselor is an important step in planning your financial future.

Why You Should Talk to a CalSTRS Benefits Counselor

A CalSTRS benefits counselor can help you create a CalSTRS retirement plan tailored to your needs.

The counselor can explain the decisions you will need to make before you retire, including how to provide for someone after your death. Our counselors can also provide important information if you are facing retirement or disability, or if you experience other life-changing events, such as the birth of a child.

Before your appointment, the counselor will research your work history, salaries and other data. During your session, the counselor will give you a retirement estimate and go over the calculations with you.

Please note: Due to CalSTRS policy, benefits counselors are prohibited from corresponding through e-mail. You may submit an online message by going to and clicking “Contact Us” at the bottom of the page. Then submit the online form.


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