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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
--Ending Your Membership
Service Credit
--Full- and Part-Time Service Credit
--Leaves of Absence
--Credit for Previous or Military Service
--Applying for Previous or Military Service Credit
--Additional Service Credit for Sick Leave (Section 341[j])
Final Average Salary
--Overview
--Limitations
--One-Year FAS
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
--Ordinary Disability (Section 362)
--Performance of Duty Disability
--Accidental Disability
--Special Disability Benefits
Death Benefits
--Ordinary Death Benefit
--Tier 1 Death Benefits
--Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 Death Benefits
--Out-of-Service Death Benefit
--Accidental Death Benefit
--Special Accidental Death Benefit
World Trade Center Presumption
Receiving Your Benefits
--Applying for Benefits
--Challenging a Determination
Stay Informed
About This Publication