Retirement Planning – Filing for Retirement

After many months of retirement planning, it’s time to fill out your NYSLRS retirement application. Applying for retirement is easy, especially if you’ve done your research and taken the proper steps to prepare for your retirement in advance.

Preparing for Retirement: Part Six – Filing Your NYSLRS Retirement Application

The Preparing for Retirement 7-part video series discusses the main aspects of retirement planning to help NYSLRS members nearing retirement make good, informed decisions for the future. In Part Six – Filing Your NYSLRS Retirement Application – you’ll learn about the important parts of the form, and how to file your NYSLRS retirement application with the Office of the State Comptroller.

Important Links for Retirement Planning

Where to Find More Retirement Planning Information

If you are close to retirement and have more questions, consider scheduling an appointment to meet with an information representative at one of NYSLRS’ consultation sites in New York State. Even though the Preparing for Retirement video series is almost complete, you can always review previous retirement planning videos like:

The last video will take you through choosing the option of how your pension benefit will be paid to you.

4 thoughts on “Retirement Planning – Filing for Retirement

    1. NYSLRS

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      The NYSLRS Social Media team does not have access to your retirement account information, but if you have a general retirement question, please let us know what it is and we will make every effort to answer it, and perhaps we can point you to information on our website that could help.

      If your question is account-specific, please email our customer service representatives using our secure email form, and one of our representatives can review your account to address your questions. 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.

  1. Denise

    My 30th year of service is July 1, 2016. (age 61) Can I retire immediately after my 30th Anniversary date? I actually want to retire on July 8th.

    1. NYSLRS

      Given what you’ve described, and assuming you have not had any breaks in service, Tier 2, 3 and 4 members who are age 55 or older with 30 or more years of service can retire with no reduction in benefits. So, if you want to retire on July 8, 2016, you should be able to without a reduction.

      As managers of the New York Retirement News blog, we don’t have access to your personal member records. We recommend that you contact one of our Customer Service Representatives via our secure contact form so they can review your account information and answer your questions.


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