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Important COVID-19 Note: We are prioritizing transactions such as pension payments, direct deposit changes, disability retirements, death benefits and loans. Whenever possible, please file forms through your MyNYSTRS account.
Service Retirement Application (RET-54)
Note: If you are age 55 or older, we urge you to complete the retirement application online in MyNYSTRS (log in to your account and navigate to My Retirement > Application for Retirement). You can file a service retirement application up until your effective date of retirement, but no sooner than 90 days before your retirement date. If you have questions about the direct deposit information requested within this application, see the Direct Deposit Authorization Fact Sheet (GRE-54.1).
Election of Retirement Benefit (RET-54.6).
Use this form to change the benefit payment option and/or beneficiary you selected when filing for retirement. PLEASE NOTE: NYSTRS must receive this form within 30 days of your retirement date.
Disability Retirement Application Package (RET-54.1; RET-54.1B; RET-54.3; FIN-149; GRE-54).
Please refer to NYSTRS' pamphlet If You Are No Longer Able to Work, which offers guidelines for making disability retirement decisions. If you have questions about the direct deposit information requested within this application, see the Direct Deposit Authorization Fact Sheet (GRE-54.1).
Note: Alternatively, you can file your disability retirement application online in your secure MyNYSTRS account under the My Retirement tab. The online option does not have to be notarized and is the fastest way to submit your application.
Additional Medical Report for Disability Retirement Applicants (RET-54.3)
Proof of Date of Birth (RET-45)
Distribution Election for ASF – Tier 1 and 2 (REF-30)
Taxable Amount (Only) Request for Direct Rollover (REF-30.2)
If filed, must submit with Distribution Election for ASF (REF-30).
After-Tax Contributions Amount (Only) Request for Direct Rollover (REF-30.3)
If filed, must submit with Distribution Election for ASF (REF-30)