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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Direct Deposit Program

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To protect the health of our members and employees, our Retirement System consultation offices are closed until further notice. Our Call Center is open (1-866-805-0990; 518-474-7736 in the Albany Area) and NYSLRS staff continue to conduct business. However, we strongly encourage you to use Retirement Online to do business with NYSLRS at this time. For info about filing for retirement during the COVID-19 emergency, read more. The 15-day retirement waiting period is waived during the emergency. Read more. If you become seriously ill as a result of the COVID-19 virus, read more for important filing information.

Don’t wait to receive a check in the mail in this uncertain time. Sign up for our Direct Deposit Program and get your money sooner.

With Direct Deposit, your retirement benefits are deposited directly into your bank account. It is quick and safe, and in most cases, your money is available immediately; no more waiting for a check in the mail.

Enroll or Change Your Direct Deposit

Enroll for the first time or change banks Change accounts with the same bank

Complete your Direct Deposit Application (RS6370) Adobe pdf and return it to us. Be sure to attach a voided check or have a bank representative complete section three of the form.

Complete your Direct Deposit Application (RS6370) Adobe pdf and return it to us.

Or, have the bank fax the following information on their letterhead:

  • Your name;
  • Retirement or registration number;
  • Old and new routing and account numbers; and
  • A bank representative’s signature.

Send the fax to 518-473-5323.

Note: Please wait for confirmation of your direct deposit change before closing an old bank account to avoid a delay in your payment.

Getting Payments

Once you complete the enrollment process, we’ll electronically transfer your retirement benefit to your checking or savings account on the last business day of each month. See the Pension Payment Calendar for a schedule of direct deposit dates.

If you need to cancel direct deposit, mail or fax a letter requesting to cancel direct deposit and have a check mailed to you instead. Include your name, retirement number, address and signature.

Fax the letter to: 518-473-5323

Mail the letter to:


Attn: Direct Deposit

110 State Street

Albany, NY 12244-0001

(Rev. 4/20)