I encourage ALL staff members to examine the work you have had outside of Bellmore-Merrick. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A MyNYSTRS ACCOUNT, PLEASE CREATE ONE. It’s the best way to keep up to date about your pension. Check into any work that may give you service credit. Too many NYSUT and BMUST members are leaving money on the table. Money that could increase your final pension, possibly hundreds of dollars every month. It’s up to you to claim the service credit, so please investigate this as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more it costs to buy back the service time.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PENSION
Your pension is based on four factors: tier of membership; total service credit; age at retirement; and, final average salary.
It is important to have all the credit for which you are eligible because your total service credit impacts your eligibility for NYSTRS benefits – and often the amount of those benefits. The following types of service can build your credit and help you reach important service milestones: