Coordinated Plan for ERS Tier 6 Members

(Article 15)

Ending Your Membership

Coordinated Plan for ERS Tier 6 Members
(Article 15)


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


  • If you do not have at least ten years of credited service, and seven years have elapsed since you last worked for a participating public employer;
  • If you leave public employment before you have ten years of credited service and voluntarily withdraw your contributions;
  • If you transfer your membership to another public retirement system in New York State;
  • If you retire; or
  • If you die.


“Public employment” means paid service as an officer or employee with an employer that participates in the New York State and Local Retirement System.