Important COVID-19 Notice:

Our building is closed to the public until further notice but our phone lines remain open. Please see our Headline below for more information.

Ready to Retire?

We are here for you! Benefits consultations are being held by personal device on video or by phone. Watch our PREP seminar videos and visit the Retirement Planning page for more info.

COVID Resources 

NYSTRS is committed to customer service. Here's how we keep you informed and connected.  
• Review the COVID-related FAQs, which we update as new information becomes available.
• Keep informed: Read the June issue of Your Source for active members and the May issue of Resource for retirees.
• Our phone lines remain open to help you at
(800) 348-7298.
• Stay connected via MyNYSTRS to submit forms, review information and message us securely.

The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS)  is one of the 10 largest public pension funds in the nation and among the best-funded teacher systems.

The NYSTRS Dollar

  • 433,801
    total members
  • 261,232
    active members
  • 172,569
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 84%
    income from investment returns
  • 8.6%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $7.5
    billion in annual benefits paid
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