Catch-up contributions allow you to put in additional funds, over the maximum individual limit. The 403(b) and 457(b) Plans offer different types of catch up contributions. In order to make catch up contributions, you must meet certain requirements. Read more below for details about eligibility.
Age 50 Catch Up
An additional $6,000 per year for 2017 can be contributed to a 403(b) and 457(b) Plan, if permitted by the Plan, and if you are age 50 and older at any time during the calendar year.
15-Year Rule for 403(b) Plans
If permitted by the Plan, an additional $3,000 per year for 2017 can be contributed if:
There is a lifetime maximum catch up of $15,000 under the 15-year rule. If you are eligible for both the age 50 catch up and the 15-year rule, the IRS will apply contributions above the regular limit first to the 15-year rule.
Last 3 Years Rule for 457(b) Plans
If permitted by Plan, for the 3 years prior to the normal retirement age, you may contribute the lesser of:
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