If you are preparing to retire soon…
Visit The State Comptroller Website retirement section for the latest information and forms to download.
Visit the Official Social Security Website for help in retirement planning and to estimate your benefits.
Work-Life Services has an excellent page for pre-retirement planinng.
For those of you who wish to calculate the value of sick leave credit for different amounts of accrued sick leave click sick leave formula to view/download this pamphlet.
Retired Public Employee Association (RPEA) has a worthwhile website for those planning for retirement as well as current retirees. Access is provided to up-to-date information. Useful details such as how different states tax NYS pension benefits and other income after retirement (TAX INFO tab) is posted.
The New York State Public Employee and Retiree Long-Term Care Insurance Plan (NYPERL) allows purchase of a long-term care insurance policy by employees and retirees who are eligible for enrollment in the NYS Health Insurance Program, their spouse/domestic partner, dependent children, parents, parents-in-law, vestees, and dependent survivors. The carrier is MedAmerica Insurance Company of NY.
For peace officers with firearms visit “Firearms Licenses | Law Enforcement Retirees”
Upon retiring, if you want your firearm to remain exempt from public records submit this application to the NYPD licensing division.
Additionally, peace officers who wish to receive a retiree identification card from the Office of Court Administration are required to fill out a request form upon surrendering shield and ID.