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 

November 1, 2023 = 8/3/23 – 10/2/23
December 1, 2023  = 9/2/23 – 11/1/23
January 1, 2024 = 10/3/23 – 12/2/23
February 1, 2024 = 11/3/23 – 1/2/24
March 1, 2024 = 12/2/23 – 1/31/24
April 1, 2024 = 1/2/24 – 3/2/24
May 1, 2024 = 2/1/24 – 4/1/24
June 1, 2024 = 3/3/24 – 5/2/24
July 1, 2024 = 4/2/24 – 6/1/24
August 1, 2024 = 5/3/24 – 7/2/24
September 1, 2024 = 6/3/24 – 8/2/24
October 1, 2024 = 7/3/24 – 9/1/24
November 1, 2024 = 8/3/24 – 10/2/24
December 1, 2024 = 9/2/24 – 11/1/24

Member News Blog

Planning to Retire July 1?

Feb 27, 2024
More members retire in July than any other month. If that's what you plan to do this year, here are some things you need to know.
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Follow Pending Legislation

Jan 10, 2024
Information regarding bills introduced in the 2024 legislative session related to the retirement system can be found on the NHRS website.
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NHRS Upgrades Member Portal

Dec 20, 2023
Since its launch in 2010, thousands of members and pension recipients have signed up for My Account, the New Hampshire Retirement System’s secure online portal where users can access their personal account information from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. NHRS recently launched My Account 2.0, an updated version of our popular portal with new features, better navigation, and enhanced security. Because this is an entirely new website, members, retirees, and beneficiaries – even those with an existing account – will need to set up an account in My Account 2.0.
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Software Transition Causing Delays

Sep 01, 2023
NHRS is currently transitioning to a new version of its pension administration software, which has led to anticipated delays in some processes and transactions. We thank you in advance for your patience with this necessary upgrade.
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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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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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