Membership Reinstatement
Brochure #905


Former members of a public retirement system in New York State who left public employment and later returned to public service may be able to restore their original membership date and tier status. 

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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. 


What Tier am I?

Your Tier is generally determined by your title and the date you joined NYCERS, as follows:

Tier 1 – Members who joined NYCERS prior to July 1, 1973.

Tier 2 – Members who joined NYCERS between July 1, 1973 and July 26, 1976, and DA Investigators who joined NYCERS between July 1, 1973 and March 31, 2012.