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Non-Contributory Plan With Guaranteed Benefits

For ERS Tier 1 Members

(Section 75-d and 75-e)

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 and seven years have elapsed since you last worked for a participating public employer;
  • If you leave public employment and voluntarily withdraw your membership;
  • 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.