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Do NYC employees like Firemen, Police, Sanitation, Transit etc. pay into Social Security and Medicar

Author : Rob

Submitted : 2018-02-26 03:10:14    Popularity:     

Tags: Police  Sanitation  Firemen  NYC  employees  

Do they get SS in addition to their city pension upon retirement?

Answers:

Yes, to all questions.

Yes, I get Social Security and Medicare taken out of my check. How much is taken for City pension depends on which Civil Service Tier you're in. Most Tier IV employees, which is pretty much most of the current employees, stop making contributions after 10 years, though they have an option to "buy back" time that they worked for the city before they started making contributions to the City's retirement system. There are very few lower Tier employees left, their pension terms were more generous.

The new hires are Tier VI. Their pension terms are not as generous.

Social security has an offset for all public pensions. Even if you pay into the system, if you get a public pension social security will be reduced to the point of zero.

Yes they do.

I moved your question to the New York section so you are more likely to get an answer from a current or former City of New York employee.

However, city/county/state employees usually have the option of not paying into Social Security if they are covered by another pension program. It is a mistake to not pay into it for at least the minimum number of months (120) to qualify for MediCare. For example, the City I retired from recently announced retirees will not be able to participate in the City's medical insurance program once they reach 65. MediCare starts at age 65. Again, you only get MediCare if you qualified for Social Security by paying into SS for 10 years.

Yes it the law.

No, I don't think so, as they are covered by their own system completely.



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