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FieldDescription

Retirement SystemEnter your Retirement System. This is either Employees' Retirement System (ERS) or Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS).

Type of RequestEnter the type of information you are requesting.
  • Use Service Retirement if you plan to retire from service and would like to project your service retirement.
  • Use Vested Retirement if you plan to terminate from service before you are eligible to retire and you would like to project your vested benefits.
  • Use Disability Retirement if you are expecting to retire with a disability and you know your estimated full annual benefit. You are not currently able to use the benefit projection model to estimate your disability benefits.
  • Use Retirement Payment Options if you have already calculated your estimated full annual benefit previously and wish to project your benefit for different options at retirement.

TierEnter the number that corresponds to your tier.
  • Tier 1 employees became NYS & LRS members before 7/1/73.
  • Tier 2 employees became NYS & LRS members after 6/30/73 and before 7/27/76.
  • Tier 3 employees became NYS & LRS members after 7/26/76 and before 9/1/83 (all state correction officers that became members after 7/26/76 are tier 3).
  • Tier 4 employees became NYS & LRS members after 8/31/83 (unless a state correction officer, in which case if you became a member after 8/31/83 then you are tier 3).

EmployerEnter whether your employer is the state or local.