Since service is usually not credited for any period of time you do not receive earnings, credit is not given for:
- Leaves of absence without pay;
- Authorized, unpaid medical leaves of absence; or
- Unpaid leave taken under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
Tier 2, 5 and 6 members receive half credit for sick leave at half pay.
You will usually receive up to one year of service credit for time spent on workers’ compensation leave per incident. To determine your eligibility and the cost, if any, please send a request to NYSLRS using our secure contact form. Please include the approximate dates you were on leave and copies of any documentation you have from your employer. If you are in a membership tier that is required to contribute, you will need to make contributions to receive credit for the time spent on workers’ compensation leave.