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Service Retirement Application (RET-54)
If you are age 55 or older, you may 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).
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)
Are you at least age 55? If so, you may complete your Service Retirement Application online in MyNYSTRS. Login or create your account.