How are pension benefits determined?

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In general, benefits are calculated by multiplying a predetermined accrual rate, years of service and the final pensionable salary at the time of separation from City service for eligible employees. The accrual rate varies from pension plan to pension plan as does the determination of final pensionable salary used in calculating pension benefits. The mode of calculation for disability and death benefits may be different.

For information regarding benefits administered by the New York City
Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS), please contact NYCERS' Call
Center at (347) 643-3000 or visit