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 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

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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Follow Pending Legislation

Apr 16, 2021
Information regarding bills introduced in the 2021 legislative session related to the retirement system can be found on the NHRS website.
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Apr 16, 2021
The NHRS office in Concord remains closed to visitors and the majority of our staff continues to telework.
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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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Applying for retirement during the school year

Aug 04, 2020
NHRS has received questions regarding retirement during the school year from teachers and other school employees concerned about the impact of COVID-19.
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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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