This retirement plan summary describes the benefits available to Tier 2, 5 and 6 members of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) covered by the special 20-year State Police retirement plan. (There is no Tier 4 in PFRS.) These benefits are provided by Section 381-b of the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL) as enacted by the New York State Legislature.
This publication applies only to members who joined the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System from July 31, 1973 through June 30, 2009, or after January 8, 2010. Members covered by the State Police retirement plan who joined July 1, 2009 through January 8, 2010 are covered by Article 14 benefits. View your Article 14 plan book for more information.
This publication has made reference to “Sections” and “Articles” that refer to the RSSL as enacted by the New York State Legislature. The New York State and Local Retirement System, headed by the Comptroller of the State of New York, administers this plan. Our main office is in Albany, New York.
This publication is a general summary of membership benefits, rights and responsibilities, and is not a substitute for any New York State or federal law. For specific information about your benefits, please contact us.
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