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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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