Important COVID-19 Notice:

Our building is closed to the public until further notice but our phone lines remain open. Please see our Headline below for more important information.

COVID-19 News

NYSTRS’ Customer Service Initiatives:  
- Our phone lines remain open to help you at
(800) 348-7298 and we are still receiving mail.
- We are providing our benefits consultations by phone.
- We recorded and posted our PREP seminar modules on NYSTRS benefits, so you can view them at your convenience.
- We have posted a Q&A that answers the questions many members have been asking us.
- We continue to prioritize time-sensitive transactions such as pension payments, direct deposit changes, disability retirements, death benefits and loans.
- Stay connected via MyNYSTRS to submit forms, review your 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

  • 432,720
    total members
  • 263,517
    active members
  • 169,203
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 85%
    income from investment returns
  • 8.8%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $7.3
    billion in annual benefits paid
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