Important Notice:

NYSTRS.org will be unavailable Saturday, April 17 from 7-8:30 a.m. for maintenance. Also note, our building is closed to the public until further notice but our phone lines remain open. Please see our Headline below for more information.

Ready to Retire?

We are here to guide you through the retirement process! Benefits consultations are being held by personal device video or phone. Watch our PREP seminar modules and visit the Retirement Planning page for more tools to help you prepare.

COVID Resources 

NYSTRS is committed to customer service. Here's how we keep you informed and connected.  
• Review the COVID-related FAQs, which we update as new information becomes available.
• Our phone lines remain open to help you at
(800) 348-7298.
• Stay connected via MyNYSTRS to submit forms, review information and message us securely.

The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS)  is one of the 10 largest public pension funds in the nation and among the best-funded teacher systems.

The NYSTRS Dollar

  • 433,801
    total members
  • 261,232
    active members
  • 172,569
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 84%
    income from investment returns
  • 8.6%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $7.5
    billion in annual benefits paid
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