NYSLRS – One Tier at a Time: PFRS Tier 6

When you join the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS), you’re assigned a tier based on the date of your membership. There are six tiers in the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) and five in the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS). Each tier has a different benefit structure established by New York State legislation. Our series, NYSLRS – One Tier at a Time, walks through each tier to give you a quick look at the benefits in both ERS and PFRS.

Today’s post looks at Tier 6 in the Police and Fire Retirement System. Anyone who joined PFRS on or after April 1, 2012 is in Tier 6. PFRS Tier 6 members currently make up 8.4 percent of NYSLRS’ total membership, totaling 2,861 members, making it the second largest tier in PFRS.

Check out the graphic below for the basic retirement information for PFRS Tier 6 members.

PFRS-Tier-6-Benefits

Where to Find PFRS Tier 6 Information

If you’re a PFRS Tier 6 member, please find your retirement plan publication from the list below for more details about your benefits:

Please visit our Publications page for special plans under miscellaneous titles.

Stay tuned for more NYSLRS – One Tier at a Time posts. Next time, we’ll take a look at another ERS tier. Want to learn more about the different NYSLRS retirement tiers? Check out some earlier posts in the series:

6 thoughts on “NYSLRS – One Tier at a Time: PFRS Tier 6

    1. NYSLRS Post author

      Patrick,

      Our blog series One Tier At A Time plans to examine PFRS Tier 1 on Wednesday, May 27. Stay tuned.

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    1. NYSLRS Post author

      William,

      Our blog series One Tier At A Time plans to examine PFRS Tier 1 on Wednesday, May 27. Stay tuned.

      NYSLRS

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    1. NYSLRS

      That depends on your retirement plan. Generally, PFRS members are covered under special plans that let them retire after 20 or 25 years. If that’s the case for you, once you qualify, your benefit will be 50 percent of your final average salary at any age.

      It’s a good idea to email our customer service representatives for account-specific information. Please use our secure email form, and one of our representatives will review your account to address your question. Filling out the secure form allows us to safely contact you about your personal account information. Please allow five to seven business days for a response.

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