New Members: What You Need to Know

Congratulations on becoming a member. We realize that thinking about retirement may not be at the top of your to-do list at this stage in your career, but we encourage you to take a little time to understand what NHRS is all about.
Information for New Members

You're Vested: Now What?

Congratulations on becoming vested for a pension benefit. Check out these resources and information to help you understand what benefits you may now qualify for as a vested member and why being vested is such a milestone.
Information for Vested Members

Getting Ready for Retirement

Congratulations…You’ve almost made it to retirement! Here are some resources and answers to the many questions that may help you in your final steps towards retirement.
Information for Members Approaching Retirement


May 12

Group I (Employee and Teacher) Session - 5/12/20

4:00 PM | Merrimack Valley High School
May 13

Group I (Employee and Teacher) Session - 5/13/20

3:30 PM | White Mountains Regional High School

Filing Periods

The following chart lists the dates during which members may file for retirement benefits based on their effective date of retirement, pursuant to the filing deadlines stated in NHRS law.

Filing Deadlines for 2020
Effective Date of Retirement = Filing Period 

January 1, 2020 = 10/3/19 – 12/2/19
February 1, 2020 = 11/3/19 – 1/2/20
March 1, 2020 = 12/2/19 – 1/31/20
April 1, 2020 = 1/2/20 – 3/2/20
May 1, 2020 = 2/1/20 – 4/1/20
June 1, 2020 = 3/3/20 – 5/2/20
July 1, 2020 = 4/2/20 – 6/1/20
August 1, 2020 = 5/3/20 – 7/2/20
September 1, 2020 = 6/3/20 – 8/2/20
October 1, 2020 = 7/3/20 – 9/1/20
November 1, 2020 = 8/3/20 – 10/2/20
December 1, 2020 = 9/2/20 – 11/1/20

Member News Blog

In case you missed it

Feb 10, 2020
Here are some recent NHRS news releases that we wouldn't want you to miss.
Check Out These Recent News Releases

2020 Member Interest Rate is 3.7%

Feb 04, 2020
The NHRS member interest rate for calendar year 2020 is 3.7 percent.
Learn More About the Member Interest Rate

Financial literacy and retirement resources

Jan 07, 2020
The retirement system provides a lifetime benefit to eligible members, however, the pension is only one component of a secure retirement. NHRS has added a section to our website that lists resources on retirement planning and overall financial literacy.
Learn More About Our New Resources Section

Pre-selection of a Survivorship Option

Oct 17, 2019
An important benefit that many members may be unaware of is the “pre-selection of survivorship” option, which allows retirement-eligible members to select a beneficiary(ies) to receive a lifetime pension if the member should die while in active, contributory service before filing a retirement application.
Learn More About this Important Benefit

Working After Retirement

Jun 24, 2019
Active NHRS members may retire and work part-time for retirement system participating employers.
Learn More About Working After Retirement

The Bigger Picture

NHRS provides a lifetime benefit to eligible members, however, the pension is only one component of a secure retirement. While the retirement system cannot provide individual financial planning advice, we encourage all of our members to take a proactive role in understanding their personal financial needs and preparing for their retirement. This section lists resources on retirement planning and overall financial literacy from governmental, non-profit, media, and public service entities. Check Out These Resources to Help You Navigate Your Financial Future 

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