Countdown to Retirement – 1-3 Months to Go

Congratulations! After years of hard work and planning, the big day is almost here. It’s time to file for retirement. You must submit your service retirement application 15 to 90 days before your retirement date. Filing Online Online filing offers a secure and convenient way to apply for a service retirement benefit. You can upload […]

Countdown to Retirement – 4-6 Months to Go

The countdown to retirement continues. Here are a couple of things you should do four-to-six months before your retirement date to make sure you stay on track. Locate Proof of Your Birth Date Before NYSLRS can pay out any retirement benefits, we will need proof of your date of birth. For most people, locating that […]

Countdown to Retirement – 12 Months to Go

The final months leading up to your retirement date go by quickly. When you are 12 months from your planned retirement date, you should consider your post-retirement finances. Putting together a good picture of your expected income and expenses should be a big part of your countdown to retirement. Estimate Your Pension Your NYSLRS pension […]

Countdown to Retirement — 18 Months to Go

Thinking about retiring soon? Our Countdown to Retirement series will help you get started and stay on track to hit your retirement date. Review Your Account Information in Retirement Online As your first step on the road to retirement, you should sign in to your Retirement Online account and review the information we have on file […]

Retirement Planning: Questions to Ask Yourself

After months or years of retirement planning, you’re probably looking forward to the day when you apply for your NYSLRS pension. But before you retire, there are a few questions you should ask yourself. After all, by filing for retirement, you’re making critical decisions about your financial future. And once you’ve retired, some of those […]

Top 10 New York Retirement News Posts

One year ago, New York Retirement News went live, bringing the members and retirees of the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) the retirement news you need to know. Let’s look at some of the top 10 blog posts from this past year: The Top 5 Retirement Myths and Their Impact on Your […]

Retirement Planning – Getting Your NYSLRS Retirement Estimate

When it comes to retirement planning, it’s vital to get informed about your NYSLRS retirement plan, but also to make sure your records with NYSLRS are up to date. Keeping your records current, like your public employment history or who your beneficiary should be, helps us provide you with more accurate information about your retirement […]

How Do I Prepare to Retire?

If you plan to retire in the near future, consider How Do I Prepare to Retire? a must-read. This NYSLRS publication is a road map for the retirement process — a guide to the steps you’ll need to take before and after you file your retirement application. It highlights resources you can tap to get […]