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Irma L. Alcantara, who retired on June 30, 2009, was assigned a PERSON ID of 55525. At the time of her retirement, she had accumulated 310001.00 hours of CREDITABLE SERVICE and held the position of PROBATION OFFICER in the PROBATION department, under AGENCY ID 564. Her TRANS NO was 11827038. Her ANNUAL PENSION was calculated as 54045.60, with an AVERAGE SALARY of 67040.00. The MONTHLY PENSION she receives is 4503.80, and her AGE AT RETIREMENT was 65. Her retirement type is designated as SA.

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55525310001.00PROBATION5641182703854045.602016ALCANTARAIRMA2009-06-30T00:00:00.000PROBATION OFFICER67040.00654503.80SAL

      "person_id": "55525",
      "creditable_service": "310001.00",
      "department_last_worked_in": "PROBATION",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "564",
      "trans_no": "11827038",
      "annual_pension": "54045.60",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ALCANTARA",
      "first_name": "IRMA",
      "date_of_retirement": "2009-06-30T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "PROBATION OFFICER",
      "average_salary": "67040.00",
      "age_at_retirement": "65",
      "monthly_pension": "4503.80",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA",
      "middle_initial": "L"





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