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.
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:
- State Police Plan for PFRS Tier 6 Members (Section 381-b) (VO1518)
- New Career Plan for PFRS Tier 6 Members (Sections 375-h and 375-i) (VO1515)
- Regional State Park Police Plan For Tier 6 Members (Section 383-a) (VO1867)
- Forest Rangers Plan For PFRS Tier 6 Members (Section 383-c) (VO1864)
- En-Con Police Officers Plan For Tier 6 Members (Section 383-b) (VO1822)
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: