Ready to Retire?

This is a big life event. We are here to guide you through the retirement process! Visit our Ready to Retire page to learn more.

Know Your Benefits

The best way to plan your future is to stay informed and know all about your NYSTRS benefits. Here's how!  
• Read our recent newsletters.
• Keep connected via MyNYSTRS to submit forms, review your information and message us securely.
• Get your NYSTRS information from the source. Beware of NYSTRS Imposters.
• Review the COVID-related FAQs.

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

  • 442,044
    total members
  • 263,475
    active members
  • 178,569
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 85%
    income from investment returns
  • 8.5%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $8.0
    billion in annual benefits paid
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