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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Sheriffs, Undersheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Special Plan

For ERS Tier 3, 4, 5 and 6 Members

(Article 14B: Sections 551, 552 and 553)

Additional Benefits Under the 20-Year Plan (Section 553)

Additional Credit for Sheriff Service

You may receive additional retirement benefits for each year of creditable sheriff service over 20 years if your employer adopted Section 553 and you elect it.

Section 553 provides you with an additional 1.66 percent of your Final Average Salary (FAS) for each year of creditable sheriff service over 20 years, up to a maximum of 15 years. However, your total benefit cannot exceed three-quarters (75 percent) of your FAS.

Additional Credit for Any Allowable Service (Section 553[b])

If your employer adopted this benefit, on completion of 20 years of sheriff service, you may receive additional retirement benefits for any allowable service credit performed before your sheriff service.

This benefit provides you with an additional 1.66 percent of your FAS for each year of creditable service over 20 years, up to a maximum of 15 years. However, your total benefit cannot exceed three-quarters (75 percent) of your FAS.