Military Service Retirement Credit

Veterans may be entitled to additional credit toward retirement through New York State and Local Retirement System.
Military Service Retirement Credit


Veterans may be entitled to receive additional credit toward retirement for your military service through New York State and Local Retirement System.


There are different sections of the law that allow the crediting of qualifying military service. Once the Retirement System receives your request, they will determine under what section the Veteran may qualify and what would be most advantageous to the Veteran.

In most cases, purchasing additional service credit will increase the pension. However, there are certain situations where additional service credit may not increase the pension at retirement.


For more information including how to apply visit the Office of the New York State Comptroller website.

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If you need assistance, or just want to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for, schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors, all Veterans themselves.

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