Beginning January 2023, pension and loan checks issued by NYSLRS will look a little different from checks issued previously. This change is a result of our recent payment system upgrade. Members can see loan information in Retirement Online, and retirees can view a benefit payment pay stub.


Your ERS Tier 6 Milestones

Certain milestones affect your NYSLRS benefits. Keeping them in mind will help as you plan your career and retirement.

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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

Due to system maintenance, Retirement Online will be unavailable from 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 4 until 7:00 am on Monday, February 6.

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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.