How does a veteran who is a public employee get credit in the public retirement system for his or her military service?
Certain wartime or combat theater veterans can receive credit for up to three years of military service, which is credited to all retirement plans offered by the New York State and Local Retirement Systems. Information and applications for the special plan can be obtained by contacting: Arrears Military Unit, NYS&L Retirement Systems, Governor A.E. Smith State Office Building; Albany, NY 12244-0001
New York State & Local Retirement Systems
Military Service Credit Buy-Back Information and Projection Program