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Welcome Retirees

Retirement ushers in a world of lifestyle changes and exciting opportunities. Throughout your retirement, NYSTRS remains committed to guiding you during your golden years.

In addition to issuing your benefit payment each month, we will keep you apprised of retirement news and issues. In this section of our website, NYSTRS retirees will find a wealth of such information, including the latest news on the cost-of-living adjustment, earnings after retirement limits and tax considerations. 

Additionally, the library offers retirees a number of helpful resources and publications, including the comprehensive Retired Members' Handbook. Be sure to also read our Retirement FAQs for answers to common questions.

Benefit Payment Dates

Retirement benefit check and direct deposit dates are the last business day of each month. Print the 2013 or 2014 calendar, which lists the monthly benefit payment dates and System holidays, for quick reference.