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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

You will be eligible to retire with full benefits at any age after completing 20 full years of creditable service.

State Police officers must retire by 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

With at least 20 years of creditable service (see our Creditable Service page for a list of all creditable service), your pension will be:

  • 50 percent of your FAS; plus
  • 1.66 percent of your FAS for each year of creditable service beyond 20 years.

The benefit for Tier 2, 5 and 6 members can’t exceed 70 percent of your FAS.

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

  • 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 50 percent 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 you retire at age 57 before completing 20 years of service.

Filing

You must file your Application for Service Retirement (RS6037) Adobe pdf with the Office of the State Comptroller 15 – 90 days before your retirement date.