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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Direct Deposit Program

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Sign up for our Direct Deposit Program and have your retirement benefits deposited directly into your bank account. Direct deposit is quick and safe. In most cases, your money is available immediately; no more waiting for a check in the mail.

You’re eligible for direct deposit as soon as your pension benefit amount is finalized. Until then, you will continue to receive paper checks.

Enroll or Change Your Direct Deposit

Enroll for the first time or change banks Change accounts with the same bank

Complete your Direct Deposit Application (RS6370) Adobe pdf and return it to us. Be sure to attach a voided check or have a bank representative complete section three of the form.

Complete your Direct Deposit Application (RS6370) Adobe pdf and return it to us.

Or, have the bank fax the following information on their letterhead:

  • Your name;
  • Retirement or registration number;
  • Old and new routing and account numbers; and
  • A bank representative’s signature.

Send the fax to 518-473-5323.

Note: Please wait for confirmation of your direct deposit change before closing an old bank account to avoid a delay in your payment.

Getting Payments

Once you complete the enrollment process, we’ll electronically transfer your retirement benefit to your checking or savings account on the last business day of each month. See the Pension Payment Calendar for a schedule of direct deposit dates.

If you need to cancel direct deposit, mail or fax a letter requesting to cancel direct deposit and have a check mailed to you instead. Include your name, retirement number, address and signature.

Fax the letter to: 518-473-5323

Mail the letter to:

NYSLRS

Attn: Direct Deposit

110 State Street

Albany, NY 12244-0001

(Rev. 4/17)