Sheriffs, Undersheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Special Plan for ERS Tier 3, 4, 5 and 6 Members

(Article 14B: Sections 551, 552 and 553)

About This Retirement Plan


This retirement plan summary describes the benefits available to Tier 3, 4, 5 and 6 Employees’ Retirement System sheriffs, undersheriffs and certain deputy sheriffs who elect the 25-year plan (Section 551), the 25-year plan with additional benefits of Section 551(e), the 20-year plan (Section 552), or the 20-year plan with additional benefits of Section 553. These benefits are provided by the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL) as enacted by the New York State Legislature.


Throughout this publication, you will find references to “Sections” and “Articles” that refer to the RSSL. 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.


Sections Revised
A Message from the Comptroller
About Your Membership
Service Credit
Final Average Salary
Service Retirement Benefit
Choosing a Payment Option
Partial Lump Sum Payment
Items That May Affect Your Pension
Vested Retirement Benefit
Disability Retirement Benefits
Death Benefits
World Trade Center Presumption
Receiving Your Benefits
Stay Informed
About This Retirement Plan



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