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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Sheriffs, Undersheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Special Plan

For ERS Tier 1 and 2 Members

(Article 14B: Sections 551, 552 and 553)

The 20-Year Retirement Benefit (Section 552)


You are eligible to retire at any age after completing 20 years of creditable service. You may also receive a service retirement benefit at age 62, even if you do not have 20 years of creditable service.

The Benefit

With 20 years of creditable service, you will receive a retirement benefit of 50 percent of your Final Average Salary (FAS). If you are age 62 with less than 20 years of service, your benefit is 2.5 percent of your FAS for each year of creditable service, plus an additional 1.66 percent for any other creditable service not covered by this plan. In either case, your total benefit cannot exceed 50 percent of your FAS.

If you are at least 55 years old at retirement and an alternative regular plan would provide a greater benefit, the greater benefit will be paid.

If you made annuity savings contributions, your benefit will also include an annuity based on those contributions and the interest they earned.


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. The 15-day filing requirement is waived if you are over age 70 at retirement.