Estimate Your Pension

Messaging for Customers

To protect the health of our members and employees, Retirement System consultation offices are closed until further notice. To schedule a phone consultation, and for all other inquiries, contact us at 1-866-805-0990; 518-474-7736 in the Albany, NY area. However, we strongly encourage you to use Retirement Online to do business with NYSLRS at this time.

COVID-19 Information: To understand your NYSLRS benefits if you are impacted by COVID-19, and the steps to take if you become seriously ill, visit our COVID-19 Help Center.


Use Retirement Online to Create Custom Pension Estimates

Most Tier 2 – 6 members can now use Retirement Online to create a NYSLRS pension estimate based on the salary and service information we have on file for you.

Creating an estimate is easy. Go to the ’My Account Summary’ section of your Retirement Online Account Homepage and click the Estimate my Pension Benefit button.

With a Retirement Online estimate, you can:

  • Enter different retirement dates and beneficiaries to see how your choices affect your potential benefit;
  • Customize your estimate by adjusting your earnings or service credit if you anticipate an increase in earnings before you retire or plan to purchase past service; and
  • Save or print your estimate.

More than 90% of members can use this benefit calculator. Members in certain circumstances (for example, members who have recently transferred a membership to NYSLRS) may not be able to use the Retirement Online calculator. These members should contact us to request an estimate.


Use the “Quick Calculator”

Unlike the Retirement Online benefit calculator, which uses your retirement account information, this calculator will create a pension estimate based on the information you enter. You may find it helpful to have your Member Annual Statement (provided to you every spring) available as you enter information.

The benefit projection calculator will project benefits for most Employees’ Retirement System members in Tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4, and most Police and Fire Retirement System members in Tiers 1 and 2.


(Rev. 2/20)