New Members: What You Need to Know

Congratulations on becoming a member. We realize that thinking about retirement may not be at the top of your to-do list at this stage in your career, but we encourage you to take a little time to understand what NHRS is all about.
Information for New Members

You're Vested: Now What?

Congratulations on becoming vested for a pension benefit. Check out these resources and information to help you understand what benefits you may now qualify for as a vested member and why being vested is such a milestone.
Information for Vested Members

Getting Ready for Retirement

Congratulations…You’ve almost made it to retirement! Here are some resources and answers to the many questions that may help you in your final steps towards retirement.
Information for Members Approaching Retirement


Filing Periods

The following chart lists the dates during which members may file for retirement benefits based on their effective date of retirement, pursuant to the filing deadlines stated in NHRS law.

Filing Deadlines
Effective Date of Retirement = Filing Period 

January 1, 2022 = 10/3/21 – 12/2/21
February 1, 2022  = 11/3/21 – 1/2/22
March 1, 2022  = 12/1/21 – 1/30/22
April 1, 2022 = 1/1/22 – 3/2/22
May 1, 2022 = 1/31/22 – 4/1/22
June 1, 2022  = 3/3/22– 5/2/22
July 1, 2022  = 4/2/22 – 6/1/22
August 1, 2022 = 5/3/22 – 7/2/22
September 1, 2022  = 6/3/22 – 8/2/22
October 1, 2022 = 7/3/22 – 9/1/22
November 1, 2022 = 8/3/22 – 10/2/22
December 1, 2022  = 9/2/22 – 11/1/22
January 1, 2023 = 10/3/22 – 12/2/22
February 1, 2023  = 11/3/22 – 1/2/23

Member News Blog

Watch Out for Misleading Email

Sep 27, 2022
NHRS has become aware of an email some members have received from a third-party containing a link to sign up for a free retirement appointment. THIS EMAIL IS NOT FROM NHRS. The email was sent through a marketing program called “Pension Assistance.”
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Member statements available in September

Aug 31, 2022
The Fiscal Year 2022 Member Annual Statements for all NHRS members who are not yet retired will be posted to My Account, the retirement system’s secure online portal, in late September. If you haven’t set up a My Account yet, now is a good time to do so.
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Is Your Beneficiary Information Up To Date?

Apr 08, 2022
Is your beneficiary information up to date? Things may have changed in your life since you filled out that NHRS beneficiary form when you first started working.
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New Recorded Presentation Looks at NHRS’ Past, Present and Future

Apr 08, 2022
Presentation walks through some significant events in the history of NHRS and explains how many decisions made long ago continue to resonate.
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Learn about your retirement at home

Mar 30, 2022
Like many other organizations, NHRS has had to cancel or postpone upcoming in-person education events in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, member education materials are always available on the NHRS website.
Learn More About Educational Resources Available Online

The Bigger Picture

NHRS provides a lifetime benefit to eligible members, however, the pension is only one component of a secure retirement. While the retirement system cannot provide individual financial planning advice, we encourage all of our members to take a proactive role in understanding their personal financial needs and preparing for their retirement. This section lists resources on retirement planning and overall financial literacy from governmental, non-profit, media, and public service entities. Check Out These Resources to Help You Navigate Your Financial Future 

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