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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)

25-Year Retirement Benefit (Section 551)


You are eligible to retire at any age after completing 25 years of creditable service.

The Benefit

With 25 years of creditable service, you will receive a retirement benefit of 50 percent of your Final Average Salary (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.