May 01, 2017 15:25 Updated Follow No. The DROP is just a new benefit option within the existing retirement plan. Related articles How is the DROP different from a normal retirement? If I participate in the DROP, retire on my chosen DROP retirement date, and choose the DROP benefit, how will the DROP benefit and my monthly retirement benefit be calculated? How do I begin participating in the DROP? What happens if I become disabled while I am in the DROP? What are my mandatory contributions?