Cash and Savings Help Program (CASH)


For a limited time only, the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System (ATRS) is still offering the Cash and Savings Help Program (CASH). This program is set to expire June 30, 2014, unless extended by the ATRS Board of Trustees.

CASH is a one-time lump sum payment to you in exchange for cancellation of membership for inactive, vested, noncontributory members of ATRS, like you.

The CASH program allows you to receive an immediate lump sum payment rather than waiting for a monthly benefit at a time in the future.

If you qualify for this CASH offer, and if you want to receive this CASH payment, you must complete and return the enclosed CASH Application and Tax Election forms. ATRS may already have a copy of your birth certificate and Social Security card on file. If not, we will need copies to complete the payment process.

  • By taking your cash now, you agree to receive the cash payment instead of a monthly retirement benefit when you reach retirement age.
  • Participation in the CASH program is completely voluntary.
  • Currently, inactive, noncontributory, vested members of ATRS receive NOTHING if they die before reaching retirement age. The CASH program guarantees you and your family receive real money value for your service.

Your CASH payment will be processed within 30 working days following the receipt of your Application and Tax Election Forms. ATRS is available to help you with any part of the Application or Tax Election Form if you need assistance or have questions. You may contact our office at 682-1517, outside Pulaski County call 1-800-666-2877 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it For additional information, you may wish to visit our website:

Cash and Savings Help Program (CASH) Application and Tax Election Form
2013 Tax Notice
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 )