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Pensions Boost Rural NY

Small towns and rural areas in New York and across the country get an important economic boost from public pensions.

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RETIREMENT ONLINE

Whether you’re a member, retiree or participating employer, Retirement Online gives you a convenient and secure way to do business with the Retirement System.

Online Availability:
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 7:00 am to 9:30 pm EST/EDT
Tue: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm EST/EDT
Sat & Sun: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm EST/EDT

Availability subject to change. See sign in page for details.


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Five-Year Vesting for Tier 5 and 6 Members

As of April 9, 2022, Tier 5 and 6 members only need five years of service credit to be vested. Being vested means you have enough years of service to qualify for a retirement benefit, even if you leave public employment before you are old enough to retire.