Non-Contributory Plan with Guaranteed Benefits
For Tier 1, 2, 5 and 6 Members, and Tier 3 Members Covered by Article 11
A Message From Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
As a member of the Retirement System, 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 become permanently disabled (disability retirement benefits);
- Benefits your beneficiary may receive if you die while working for a public employer or, if eligible, after you leave public employment (death benefits); and
- Benefits you may receive at a later date, even if you leave public service before you become eligible to retire (vested 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