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Welcome to NYCERS’ question-and-answer section. The information here is intended to give you a general understanding of the services NYCERS provides. Because laws are constantly changing and the varieties of plans available are vast, it is important to note that all answers should be read as introductory rather than definitive.

To get the answers that directly affect you, it is important that you indicate your Tier below. If you are not sure which Tier you are in, please see the chart at the bottom of this page. Tier 6 FAQs will be posted as they are prepared.

  1. Select a Main Topic and Tier to search for FAQs:
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Your Tier is generally determined by the date you joined NYCERS, as follows:

  1. Tier 1 - Members who joined NYCERS prior to July 1, 1973
  2. Tier 2 - Members who joined NYCERS between July 1, 1973 and July 26, 1976 and DA Investigators who join(ed) NYCERS between July 1, 1973 and March 31, 2012
  3. Tier 3 - Correction Officers who join(ed) NYCERS between July 27, 1976 and March 31, 2012
  4. Tier 4 - Members who join(ed) NYCERS between July 27, 1976 and March 31, 2012 except Correction Officers and DA Investigators
  5. Tier 6 – Members who joined NYCERS on or after April 1, 2012