Member Number:
Member numbers are issued to new members at the time they join NYCERS. Your member number can be located on your pay stub or your "e-stub" under the citywide Employee Self Service program (mayoral agencies only) by selecting "Pay Stub Details" under "View My Last Paycheck." Your member number can also be located on communications from NYCERS.

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Pension Number:

This number is used for identifying pensioners and is different from their NYCERS membership number. A pension number has six digits and a suffix code and will appear on checks issued after the effective date of retirement.

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Direct Deposit (EFT):

If you have your checks directly deposited into an account you will receive a quarterly statement that will confirm the deposits. Below is an example of such statement and shows you how to locate your pension number.

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Mailed Check:

If you are still receiving your pension checks by mail, below is an example that shows you how to locate your pension number and suffix code.

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Registration Suffix:

If your pension number ends with suffix 8, E, H, R or T, you must imput a different suffix code for registration purposes. Refer to the chart below.

Suffix on Check or Quarterly Statement: Suffix for Registration:
8 0
E 5
H 5
R 5
T 5
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Definitions of Suffix:

This is the type of check that you are receiving from NYCERS.

Suffix Definition
0 Pensioner: You are a retired member of NYCERS who is receiving a pension check.
1 Court Order: You are the recipient of a NYCERS pension check due to a court order or income execution order.
2-4 Survivor: You are a designated beneficiary of a NYCERS member receiving their pension check.
5 Accidental Death: You are the designated beneficiary receiving a NYCERS check.
6 Court Order/IRS: You are the recipient of a NYCERS check due to a court order, income execution or IRS levy.
7 Survivor: You are a designated beneficiary of a NYCERS member receiving their pension check.
8 Parity: You are a recipient of a check from your Union, this is a flat payment and not based on salary or option and is valued by collective bargaining. For Registration purposes use the suffix code '0'.
9 Court Order: You are the recipient of a NYCERS pension check due to a court order, which can include income execution.
A Five Year Certain: You will receive this pension check up until the 5th year that the pensioner would have received such check.
B Ten Year Certain: You will receive this pension check up until the 10th year that the pensioner would have received such check.
C Five Year Certain: You will receive this pension check up until the 5th year that the pensioner would have received such check.
D Ten Year Certain: You will receive this pension check up until the 10th year that the pensioner would have received such check.
E E- EMT Line of Duty Supplement: You are the recipient a special supplemental line of duty payment from NYCERS. For Registration purposes use the suffix code '5'.
H Housing Line of Duty Supplement: You are the recipient a special supplemental line of duty payment from NYCERS. For Registration purposes use the suffix code '5'.
T Transit Line of Duty Supplement: You are the recipient a special supplemental payment from NYCERS. For Registration purposes use the suffix code '5'.
R Correction Line of Duty Supplement: You are the recipient a special supplemental payment from NYCERS. For Registration purposes use the suffix code '5'.

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