Members Approaching Retirement

Getting Ready for Retirement Web Page

Let's get ready for retirement

Congratulations…You’ve almost made it to retirement! Below are some resources and information that may help you in your final steps towards retirement.

Pre-Retirement Checklist (For members within two years of retirement)

Frequently Asked Questions
Service Retirement
What to Expect
Working After Retirement

Informational Video

Getting Ready for Retirement (10:21)

Retirement Benefit Summaries

Benefit eligibility and pension formulas vary depending on which "Tier" you are in. Membership Tiers are based on membership status as of July 1, 2011, and/or vested status as of January 1, 2012.

Group I

Group II

Retirement Options
NHRS provides four types of retirement benefits:
Service Retirement
Early Service Retirement
Vested Deferred Retirement
Disability Retirement

Additional Helpful Information
Benefit Payment Options
Filing for Benefits
Working After Retirement

Retirement Application Packet for Service/Vested Deferred Retirement
The forms listed below must be completed and submitted to NHRS to apply for retirement. All required forms/copies must be submitted at least 30, but not more than 90 days prior to the effective date of retirement, which is always the first of the month.

Click here for a complete Group I (Employee and Teacher) application packet

Click here for a complete Group II (Police and Fire) application packet

See links below to download and print individual forms from the application packets

Retirement Check List
Group I (Employee and Teacher) Application
Group II (Police and Fire) Application
Mandatory Acknowledgement Form
Form W-9
Form W-4P
Electronic Direct Deposit Form
State Employee Health Insurance Pre-Application
Additional Contribution Payment Election Form

Note: Members may also apply for retirement directly through My Account, the retirement system's secure online member portal. Click here to access your My Account.