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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Special 20- and 25-Year Plans

For PFRS Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members

(Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)

Becoming Eligible for a Benefit

Once you meet the minimum service credit requirement, you are vested. This means you have earned the right to a retirement benefit, even if you leave public employment.

  • Tier 2 and 3 members are vested with five years of service credit.
  • Tier 5 and 6 members are vested with ten years of service credit.

Vesting is automatic; you don’t need to fill out any paperwork or file an application to become vested.