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Crediting Railroad Service Under Other Public Retirement Systems
(Posted September 21, 2006)
Question 599: I worked for the Long Island Railroad from 1993 to 1999. Now I am working for a municipality that is part of the NY State Retirement System. The state system is not grandfathering in my years at the railroad for state retirement plan purposes, so I am essentially starting from scratch for vesting and contribution purposes. Does this sound correct to you?
Answer: Your question is about the NY State Retirement System's rules for previous service with the Long Island Rail Road. That's really a question you would need to ask the state system.
It appears from information on their web site that sometimes credit is given for work done before joining the NY State Retirement System.
I suggest you consult the web site for further information, and contact them if you still have a question.
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