Prior Service

If you had New York State or City public service prior to joining BERS, you may be eligible to purchase pension credit for that time. A completed prior-service application must be submitted. Upon receipt of the application, the Prior Service department will verify service information and calculate the cost of prior service to be purchased. This application is available on this website and can also be obtained by phone, mail or visiting our office. When requesting the application by mail or by phone, please indicate your name, address, membership number and telephone number.

Note: Your prior service purchased will not be credited to you until you have earned 2 years of membership service.