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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

State Police Plan

For PFRS Tier 2, 5 and 6 Members

(Section 381-b)

20-Year Service Retirement Benefit (Section 381-b)

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Eligibility

As a member covered by the 20-year plan, you may retire with full benefits at any age after completing 20 full years of creditable service.

State Police officers must retire on the last day of the year in which their 60th birthday occurs.

You must file an Application for Service Retirement to receive benefits even if you are required to retire due to age.

The Benefit

If you retire with at least 20 years of State Police service credit, your retirement benefit will equal:

  • One-half of your FAS; plus
  • An additional 1.66 percent of your FAS for each year of creditable service in excess of 20 years.

For Tier 2, 5 and 6 members, your benefit cannot exceed 70 percent of your FAS.

If you reach mandatory retirement age before completing 20 years of service, your retirement benefit will equal:

  • 2.5 percent of your FAS for each year of creditable service; plus
  • 1.66 percent of your FAS for each year of non-State Police service.

Your total benefit may not exceed one-half of your FAS.

You are also eligible for this calculation if you were employed by the Division of State Police prior to August 15, 2007, and retire at age 57 before completing 20 years of service.

Filing

Your Application for Service Retirement (RS6037) Adobe pdf must be on file with the Office of the State Comptroller at least 15 days, but not more than 90 days, before the date on which your retirement will occur.