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Publication
A Message from Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
About Your Membership
--Retirement System Membership
--Tier Status
--Contributing Toward Your Retirement
--Becoming Eligible for a Benefit
--Withdrawing Your Contributions and/or Your Membership
--Ending Your Membership
Service Credit
--Full- and Part-Time Service Credit
--Leaves of Absence
--Credit for Previous Public Employment or Military Service
--Payment for Service Credit
--Applying for Previous or Military Service Credit
--Additional Service Credit for Sick Leave (Section 41[j])
Final Average Salary
--Overview
--Limitations
Service Retirement Benefit
--Eligibility, the Benefit and Filing
--Retiring Before Age 62
Choosing a Payment Option
--Receiving Your Benefit and Filing Your Option Election
--Available Options
Items That May Affect Your Pension
--IRS Pension Limitation
--Borrowing Against Your Contributions
--Cost-of-Living Adjustment
--Divorce
Vested Retirement Benefit
Disability Retirement Benefits
--Overview
--Tier 4 — Article 15 Disability
--Tier 3 — Ordinary Disability (Article 14)
--Tier 3 — Accidental Disability (Article 14)
Death Benefits
--Ordinary Death Benefit
--Post-Retirement Death Benefit
--Tier 4 — Accidental Death Benefit (Article 15)
--Tier 3 — Accidental Death Benefit (Article 14)
World Trade Center Presumption
Receiving Your Benefits
--Applying for Benefits
--Challenging a Determination
Stay Informed
About This Retirement Plan