For ERS Tier 3 and 4 Members
(Articles 14 and 15)
A Message from Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
As a member of the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS), you are covered by a plan that provides important benefits. This publication explains some of those benefits and the services available to you as a member of our system, including:
- Benefits you will receive at retirement if you meet the service and age requirements (service retirement benefits);
- Benefits you may receive if you leave public service before you meet the age requirement for a service retirement benefit (vested retirement benefits);
- Benefits you may receive if you become permanently disabled (disability retirement benefits); and
- Benefits your beneficiary may receive if you die while working for a public employer or, if eligible, after you leave public employment (death benefits).
I am joined by a staff of dedicated professionals in my commitment to helping you make informed decisions about your future. I encourage you to contact us with any questions or suggestions you might have.
Sincerely, Thomas P. DiNapoli State Comptroller