Retirement Online for Retirees

Retirees, you’ll want to take advantage of the safety and convenience of Retirement Online to conduct business with NYSLRS.

Using Retirement Online may save you a phone call or a trip to the mailbox. You can conduct retirement transactions in real time when it’s most convenient for you.

Retirement Online for Retirees

View Your Benefit Information

Review the most up-to-date information about your account. Check on the details of your pension and review deductions.

Update Your Contact Information

Moving? Changing your phone number or email address? It’s easy to keep NYSLRS updated so you won’t have to worry about missing important news and information about your benefits.

Snowbirds, take note. You can schedule an address change so you get NYSLRS mail at your seasonal home without interruption. This will ensure that you get your 1099-R tax forms in time to file your tax return.

Manage Your Beneficiaries

You can change the beneficiary for your post-retirement death benefit or change the contact information for an existing beneficiary.

Retirement Online makes it easy to view your beneficiary selections and submit changes instantly.

Generate an Income Verification Letter

You may need to prove your pension income for business reasons, such as applying for a mortgage or renting an apartment. With Retirement Online, you can generate an income verification letter any time you need one.

Retirees: Register for Retirement Online Today

Retirement Online is generally available from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. In the future, we will be expanding its hours of operation. We’ll also be introducing additional features, including the ability to manage your direct deposit information online.

It’s easy to create your own account. If you have any difficulty, our online guide takes you step by step through the process. You’ll find it, and other helpful information, in the Tools & Tips section of the Retirement Online page.

8 thoughts on “Retirement Online for Retirees

    1. NYSLRS Post author

      If you are talking about leaving public employment in January and retiring in April, then yes, it may affect your benefits. For account-specific information, please email our customer service representatives using the secure form on our website (http://www.emailNYSLRS.com). One of our representatives will review your account and respond to your questions. Filling out the secure form allows us to safely contact you about your personal account information. You would also want to speak to your employer to find out how leaving public employment before retirement might affect any health insurance benefits.

      You can withdraw a retirement application by submitting a Withdrawal of Application for Service Retirement (RS6354) form or by sending us a signed letter indicating you wish to withdraw your retirement application. If your retirement withdrawal is filed on or after your effective date of retirement, it is invalid and you will be officially retired. For more information, please read our recent blog post on the subject.

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    1. NYSLRS Post author

      If you are talking about leaving public employment in January and retiring in April, then yes, it may affect your benefits. For account-specific information, please email our customer service representatives using the secure form on our website (http://www.emailNYSLRS.com). One of our representatives will review your account and respond to your questions. Filling out the secure form allows us to safely contact you about your personal account information. You would also want to speak to your employer to find out how leaving public employment before retirement might affect any health insurance benefits.

      You can withdraw a retirement application by submitting a Withdrawal of Application for Service Retirement (RS6354) form or by sending us a signed letter indicating you wish to withdraw your retirement application. If your retirement withdrawal is filed on or after your effective date of retirement, it is invalid and you will be officially retired. For more information, please read our recent blog post on the subject.

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    1. NYSLRS Post author

      If you have not done so already, you should request a benefit projection using our automated phone system. Call 1-866-805-0990, press 2 for members, then follow the prompts.

      To begin collecting your pension, you must submit an Application for Service Retirement (RS6037). The application must be on file with the Office of the State Comptroller 15 to 90 days before your retirement date.

      You may also wish to read our publication How Do I Prepare to Retire?, which takes you step by step through the retirement process.

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  1. Eric Huntington

    I cannot sign up for NYS Retirement Online. I receive a message on Step 1 saying Error The system is unable to identify you. Please contact NYSLRS. I have tried calling but there is never an answer or call back. I tried sending a secure message but it says my registration number is incorrect. Isn’t that my NYS employee ID? Thank you for your assistance.

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    1. NYSLRS

      We apologize for the trouble you are having.

      Your NYSLRS registration number is not the same as your New York State employee ID. If you don’t have your registration number, you can enter a place holder number (12345678, for example) in the Registration Number field. If you use a place holder for the registration number, please provide the last four digits of your Social Security number in the Comment box so that our representative can locate your account.

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