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. Sign in to Retirement Online. From your Account Homepage, go to the ‘My Account Summary’ section 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.
As of April 9, 2022, Tier 5 and 6 members only need five years of service credit to be vested. If you are a Tier 5 or 6 member with five or more years of service credit, you can contact us to request a benefit estimate.1
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.