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Five-year vesting

New York Teacher

All TRS and BERS members are now considered vested after they have completed five years of service in the pension system. Previously, the requirement was 10 years for all Tier 6 members as well as for UFT-affiliated Tier 4 members who joined TRS after Dec. 10, 2009.

As a result of this change, several thousand more UFT members are now vested, meaning they qualify for a pension — a guaranteed lifetime annuity of regular payment.