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Setting up a MyNYSTRS account

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Q :

How do I set up a MyNYSTRS account?

A :

Congratulations on making the choice to set up a MyNYSTRS account. Through your MyNYSTRS account you can do a variety of tasks from the comfort of your own home, including updating your name and address, changing your beneficiaries, submitting prior service claims, estimating your pension or filing a retirement application.

The first step in setting up an account is visiting the MyNYSTRS registration page at secure.nystrs.org/MyNYSTRS/register. You’ll need your seven-digit NYSTRS employee identification number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, your date of birth, a personal email and a cell phone number to set up an account, so make sure you have those handy.

Your NYSTRS EmplID is unique to the retirement system. It’s different than your school district ID, your NYSUT union ID, or any other school-related identification numbers you’ve received.

Q :

Where can I find my TRS employee identification number?

A :

Your NYSTRS EmplID appears on page one of your benefit profile, on your retired member profile, or on any other official correspondence you’ve gotten from NYSTRS. You should have received your benefit profile at either the end of November or the beginning of December.

If for some reason you still can’t locate your NYSTRS EmplID, contact NYSTRS at 800-348-7298, ext. 6250, and a retirement system rep can mail your EmplID number to the home address NYSTRS has on file for you. For security reasons, NYSTRS staff can’t provide EmplIDs over the phone or through email.

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Did you know?

The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System online portal is only available to active members and retirees. If you are a representative for a retiree or an active member, contact the system for instructions.