Special 20- and 25-Year Plans

For PFRS Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members, (Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)

Ending Your Membership

Once you join, there are five ways your membership can end:

  • If you leave public employment for seven years, without being vested;
  • If you leave public employment and voluntarily withdraw your membership;
  • If you transfer your membership to another New York State public retirement system;
  • If you retire; or
  • If you die.

“Public employment” is paid service as a police officer or firefighter with an employer that participates in PFRS.