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

Member News Blog

'Construction' Ahead, Expect Delays

Sep 01, 2023
NHRS is in the process of upgrading to a newer version of our pension administration software. We will begin the transition to the new platform in October and our plan is to be completely on the new software by December. This transition should be invisible to most members and retirees, but during the changeover period, members and retirees can expect delays in some processes and transactions. If you are planning to retire this fall, your retirement date will not be impacted.
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New Name, Same Benefits

Aug 29, 2023
When the Legislature made significant changes to NHRS statutes in 2011, benefit eligibility, pension calculations, and whether certain types of pay were reportable to NHRS have been dependent on a member’s vested date or hire date. When NHRS transitions to an updated pension administration system later this year, members will see a new way to describe which category they fall into. In the new system – including the My Account online portal – members will be shown as being in different “Tiers,” which is just a shorter way to describe their existing status.
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Protecting Against Identity Theft

Jun 30, 2023
There are several free steps that anyone can take immediately if they believe they are at risk of identity theft.
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Watch Out for 'Scammy' Emails

Dec 02, 2022
It seems like every few months we are contacted by a member or retiree asking if an email they received was legitimate. The fact that they have to ask us almost always means the email wasn’t from NHRS.
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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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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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