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Thomas P. DiNapoli

State Correction Officers and Security Hospital Treatment Assistants Plan

For ERS Tier 1 and 2 Members (Section 89)

About This Retirement Plan

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This retirement plan summary describes the benefits available to Tier 1 and 2 Employees’ Retirement System uniformed personnel in institutions under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Correctional Services, and security hospital treatment assistants under the jurisdiction of the New York State Office of Mental Health. These benefits are provided by Article 2, Sections 60, 60-a, 61, 62, 63, 75-f, 75-h, 89, 89-u, and Article 11 of the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL) as enacted by the New York State Legislature.

Throughout this publication, you will find references to “Sections” and “Articles” that refer to the RSSL. The New York State and Local Retirement System, headed by the Comptroller of the State of New York, administers this plan. Our main office is in Albany, New York.

This publication is a general summary of membership benefits, rights and responsibilities, and is not a substitute for any New York State or federal law. For specific information about your benefits, please contact us.

Sections Revised
A Message from the Comptroller 11/14
About Your Membership 11/14
Service Credit 2/15
Final Average Salary 10/17
Service Retirement Benefit 7/15
Choosing a Payment Option 7/15
Items That May Affect Your Pension 5/19
Vested Retirement Benefit 10/15
Disability Retirement Benefits 10/16
Death Benefits 3/17
World Trade Center Presumption 10/15
Receiving Your Benefits 10/15
Resources — Stay Informed 6/15
About This Retirement Plan 11/14

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