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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Basic Plan with Increased-Take-Home-Pay (ITHP)

For PFRS Tier 1, 2, 5 and 6 Members, and Tier 3 Members Covered by Article 11

(Sections 370-a, 371-a & 375)

Tier 1 Death Benefits

Ordinary Death Benefit

This benefit is equal to 1/12th (8.33 percent) of your last year’s earnings, multiplied by your years of service credit up to 36 years.

Alternative Death Benefit

If you die while in service, but after having become eligible to retire, an alternative death benefit may be payable. This benefit would be the amount necessary to pay your pension if you had retired on the date of your death. This benefit frequently is larger than the ordinary death benefit.