The decision to retire is based primarily on when you have saved enough money to replace all or part of your income earned through regular work, or "active employment." PDC 30 Pension Plan participants earn benefits based on hours worked while in active employment. After a certain number of years, participants become eligible for a pension, which, added to their monthly Social Security benefit and other income they may have from other retirement savings (such as an IRA, or pension from another job), often replaces their working income and provides them with the means to retire.
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