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

Events

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 for 2021
Effective Date of Retirement = Filing Period 

January 1, 2021 = 10/3/20 – 12/2/20
February 1, 2021  = 11/3/20 – 1/2/21
March 1, 2021  = 12/1/20 – 1/30/21
April 1, 2021 = 1/1/21 – 3/2/21
May 1, 2021 = 1/31/21 – 4/1/21
June 1, 2021  = 3/3/21– 5/2/21
July 1, 2021  = 4/2/21 – 6/1/21
August 1, 2021 = 5/3/21 – 7/2/21
September 1, 2021  = 6/3/21 – 8/2/21
October 1, 2021 = 7/3/21 – 9/1/21
November 1, 2021 = 8/3/21 – 10/2/21
December 1, 2021  = 9/2/21 – 11/1/21

Member News Blog

Is Your Beneficiary Information Up To Date?

Jul 19, 2021
Things may have changed in your life since you filled out that NHRS beneficiary form when you first started working.
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Pre-selection of a Survivorship Option

Jul 19, 2021
An important benefit that many members may be unaware of is the “pre-selection of survivorship” option, which allows retirement-eligible members to select a beneficiary(ies) to receive a lifetime pension if the member should die while in active, contributory service before filing a retirement application.
Learn More About this Important Benefit

Stay Connected and Informed with NHRS

Apr 16, 2021
The benefits you earn as a member of the New Hampshire Retirement System are an important part of your financial plan. They can help you and your beneficiaries achieve financial security in retirement or in the event of disability or death. NHRS offers many different ways for you to stay informed.
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Watch Out for Misleading Email

Dec 09, 2020
NHRS has become aware of an email from a third-party encouraging members to sign up for a free “retirement planning review with a Public Employee Retirement Adviser.” THIS EMAIL IS NOT FROM NHRS.
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Be Aware of COVID-19 Related Scams

Apr 27, 2020
If you follow our social media pages, you may have seen some links we’ve been sharing about COVID-19 related scams. In this article we have compiled some of these scam warnings in one place.
Click Here to Read About Common COVID-19 Scams

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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