Whether you’ve just joined NYSLRS or have been a member for years, it’s important to understand how your membership works and the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Read to understand how your NYSLRS membership affects the financial future of you and your loved ones.
Are you a ? Usually, workers with participating employers must join NYSLRS, but for some part-time or temporary workers, membership is optional.
When you join NYSLRS, you are assigned to based on your date of membership and the retirement system you joined.
Most members must to NYSLRS to help fund retirement benefits. The amount you pay and how long you pay depends on your tier and which system you join.
NYSLRS members can based on past employment, a previous membership in another State retirement system or
Some NYSLRS members leave behind an ongoing pension, but beyond that, their loved ones may also receive a
NYSLRS members have certain available should they become permanently unable to continue their work.
Active NYSLRS members with at least one year of service credit can