Prior Service and Your Pension


Do you have prior New York State public service? If yes, purchasing it can have a positive impact on your pension.

You can use the online Pension Estimator in MyNYSTRS  to see the difference additional service could make to your benefit. The estimator provides those with verified prior service comparative estimates with and without the added service. You must have a MyNYSTRS account to use the estimator.

Only service verified by former employers and on file with NYSTRS (even if unpurchased) will generate the comparison. You will not be able to run estimates using hypothetical prior service.

To determine the cost of purchasing prior service, or to submit a prior service claim or view the status of a claim, click My Retirement and visit the Service Credit page in MyNYSTRS.

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