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The tabs below contain the forms and other documents used most often by active and vested members. If you cannot find what you are looking for, use the topic menu or search by keyword.

Form 501

Designation of Beneficiary – Post-Retirement Lump-Sum Death Benefit – Tier 2, Tier 4, and Tier 6
Designation of Beneficiary applications are no longer available for download on

To make changes to your beneficiaries or their designated guardians, log in to your MyNYCERS account and look for “Manage Beneficiaries” in the menu.

Don’t have a MyNYCERS account? Register for immediate access. 

Need help? For assistance accessing your MyNYCERS account, contact NYCERS at 347-643-3000.

To request a paper application, contact NYCERS’ Call Center or visit us at the Walk-in Center.


Membership / Tier Reinstatement
Form #181

For NYCERS members who wish to apply for reinstatement of a former membership with NYCERS or any other New York City or New York State public retirement system. If you are eligible, reinstatement could change your Tier and membership date, and may affect your contribution rate and retirement benefits. 

Brochure 926

Retirement Options – Tier 4 and Tier 6 Basic and Special Plan
Brochure #926

This brochure describes the retirement options for Tier 4 and Tier 6 Basic and Special Plan members. By selecting an option, you accept a reduced lifetime retirement allowance in exchange for the payment of a benefit to your designated beneficiary upon your death. If you do not select an option, you will be awarded the Maximum Retirement Allowance. Be sure you understand each option before you submit your retirement forms.

Brochure 908

Leaving City Service – Tiers 3, 4, 6 and 22-Year Plans
Brochure #908

Learn about the rights and options available to you after leaving City service. Many options are time-sensitive; we encourage you to read this brochure prior to leaving City service.

Attention Non-Members: You may want to join NYCERS before leaving City service. By becoming a NYCERS member, you preserve your right to membership in the current tier. This may be beneficial if you return to public service in New York City or New York State in the future.

Fact Sheet 719

Tier 6 Special Plans
Fact Sheet #719

An overview of the Tier 6 Special plans for Emergency Medical Technicians, Dispatchers, Deputy Sheriffs, Special Peace Officers, Automotive Workers, Police Communications Technicians, as well as employees of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, and Transit Authority. 

Fact Sheet 716

The Road to Your NYCERS Retirement
Fact Sheet #716

Retiring from your City job is an important step and the beginning of an exciting time in your life! On a practical note, it’s a process that will take at least a few months to complete and can go more smoothly if you fully understand what to do and what to expect. Here at a glance are your 6 Stops on the Road to Retirement.

Fact Sheet 726

5@55 Legal Checklist
Fact Sheet #726

A key part of retirement planning is to make sure you are prepared for the health and legal needs you may face. Here is a handy checklist to help you complete five key documents you need by age 55, but no later than retirement.

Fact Sheet 712

Physically Taxing Titles
Fact Sheet #712

Information for Chapter 96 members employed in a physically taxing title. Use this fact sheet together with the brochure describing your Chapter 96 Plan for a complete understanding of your benefits and obligations. This fact sheet includes the Official List of Physically Taxing Positions.