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April 2015 - Will I automatically start receiving my NYS pension check when I retire?

The Employee Retirement System (ERS) does not automatically start sending you pension payments when you become eligible for retirement even if you are vested and off the payroll. You cannot receive your pension unless you file an Application for Service Retirement (RS6037). The application can be filed with ERS up to 90 days before your retirement date; however, it must be filed at least 30 days before your retirement date. Remember to have your application notarized. For more information on your pension benefits call 866-805-0990 or visit

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