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Retirement Toolkit

Congratulations on your planned retirement! Everyone here at the UFT thanks you for the years of service you have give to the children of New York City. We also thank you for your role in creating and supporting a strong union to fight for its members, for students and for public education.

The UFT fought hard for the pension and benefits package you will now enjoy. We hope it provides peace of mind and dignity in your retirement. This online "toolkit" contains valuable information and forms you need in order to plan for your retirement.

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) and Board of Education Retirement System (BERS) provide information and regular updates on their operations, including how to submit documentation for retirement, loans and more. Please visit the TRS COVID-19 update page or the BERS website for the most up-to-date information.

Filing for retirement during the New York State Pause order

Teachers Retirement System (TRS) Retirement Forms and Applications

DOE Forms

Health Benefits

Supplemental Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Union participation

Important information