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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Estimate Your Pension

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To protect the health of our members and employees, our Retirement System consultation offices are closed until further notice. While we are continuing to process mail, answer telephone calls and complete emails, the best course of action for customers who wish to submit documents and conduct business with us is through Retirement Online. All customers with previously scheduled appointments are being contacted and offered phone consultations. If you would like to schedule a phone consultation, or have retirement related questions, you can contact us at 1-866-805-0990 [518-474-7736 in the Albany Area] or email us using our secure contact form. We appreciate your patience during this time. If you become seriously ill as a result of the COVID-19 virus, please visit our Disability Benefits page for important information.

Use Retirement Online to Create Custom Pension Estimates

Most Tier 2 – 6 members can now use Retirement Online to create a NYSLRS pension estimate based on the salary and service information we have on file for you.

Creating an estimate is easy. Go to the ’My Account Summary’ section of your Retirement Online Account Homepage and click the Estimate my Pension Benefit button.

With a Retirement Online estimate, you can:

  • Enter different retirement dates and beneficiaries to see how your choices affect your potential benefit;
  • Customize your estimate by adjusting your earnings or service credit if you anticipate an increase in earnings before you retire or plan to purchase past service; and
  • Save or print your estimate.

More than 90% of members can use this benefit calculator. Members in certain circumstances (for example, members who have recently transferred a membership to NYSLRS) may not be able to use the Retirement Online calculator. These members should contact us to request an estimate.

Use the “Quick Calculator”

Unlike the Retirement Online benefit calculator, which uses your retirement account information, this calculator will create a pension estimate based on the information you enter. You may find it helpful to have your Member Annual Statement (provided to you every spring) available as you enter information.

The benefit projection calculator will project benefits for most Employees’ Retirement System members in Tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4, and most Police and Fire Retirement System members in Tiers 1 and 2.

(Rev. 2/20)