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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Retirement Plan

For ERS Tier 5 Members

(Article 15)

Tier Status

When you join the Retirement System, you are assigned to a tier based on your date of membership. Your tier determines:

  • Your eligibility for service or disability retirement benefits;
  • The formula used in the calculation of your benefits;
  • Death benefit coverage;
  • Service crediting; and
  • Whether you must contribute toward your benefits.

If you joined the Employees’ Retirement System on or after January 1, 2010, you are a Tier 5 member.