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For ERS Tier 3, 5 and 6 Members (Article 14-CO)

Ending Your Membership

Once you join, there are five ways your membership can end:

  • If you do not have at least five years of credited service (ten for Tier 5 and 6 members) and seven years have elapsed since you last worked for a participating public employer;
  • If you leave public employment before you have ten years of credited service and voluntarily withdraw your contributions;
  • If you transfer your membership to another New York State public retirement system;
  • If you retire; or
  • If you die.

“Public employment” means paid service as an officer or employee with an employer that participates in the New York State and Local Retirement System.