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Here you will find printable versions of NYSTRS forms. If you are unable to view or print PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader. To receive System forms by mail, call 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.
Service Retirement Application (RET-54) 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.
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.)