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Here you will find printable versions of NYSTRS forms. If you are unable to view or print these PDF files, you may need to download a free copy of Adobe Reader. If you would prefer to receive these or other System forms by mail, request them by calling our Hotline at (800) 782-0289.
When mailing a completed form to NYSTRS, note that if sent by Certified or Registered mail, we will consider it received on its postmark date.
Note: You can file a service retirement application up until your effective date of retirement, but no sooner than 90 days before your retirement date.
Service Retirement Application (RET-54)
Proof of Date of Birth (RET-45)
Distribution Election for ASF – Tier 1 and 2 (REF-30)
Disability Retirement Application Package (RET-54.1; RET-54.3A; RET-54.5; RET-54.1B; RET-54.3). Please refer to NYSTRS' pamphlet If You Are No Longer Able to Work, which offers guidelines for making disability retirement decisions.
Election of Retirement Benefit (RET-54.6; If you need to change the benefit payment choice you made on your retirement application, you may file this form within 30 days of your retirement date.)