About This Publication
This retirement plan summary describes the benefits available to Tier 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 Police and Fire Retirement System members covered by the Basic Retirement Plan. (There is no Tier 4 in the Police and Fire Retirement System.) These benefits are provided by Sections 370-a, 371-a and 375 of the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL) as enacted by the New York State Legislature.
Throughout this publication, you will find references to “Sections” and “Articles” that refer to the RSSL. The New York State and Local Retirement System, headed by the Comptroller of the State of New York, administers this plan. Our main office is in Albany, New York.
This publication is a general summary of membership benefits, rights and responsibilities, and is not a substitute for any New York State or federal law. For specific information about your benefits, please contact us.
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