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 important information.

COVID-19 News

NYSTRS’ Customer Service Initiatives:  
• We are prioritizing time-sensitive transactions such as pension payments, direct deposit changes, disability retirements, death benefits and loans.
• Our phone lines remain open to help you at
(800) 348-7298.
• We urge you to stay connected via MyNYSTRS to submit forms, review your information and message us securely.
• We posted FAQs that answer the questions many members have been asking us.
Benefits consultations are being held by phone.
• We recorded and posted our PREP seminar modules so you can view them at your convenience.

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

  • 432,720
    total members
  • 263,517
    active members
  • 169,203
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 85%
    income from investment returns
  • 8.8%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $7.3
    billion in annual benefits paid
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