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									    This special 25-year
  retirement plan, effective
January 1, 2008, provides an
alternative retirement benefit
   for county fire marshals,
 supervising fire marshals,
 fire marshals, assistant fire
marshals, assistant chief fire
     marshals or chief fire
    marshals employed by
Nassau County. This special
 plan is briefly described in
         this brochure.
For information about other
 benefits available to you,
please consult your regular
plan booklet, available from
your employer, our website
     or our Call Center.
     For Tier 1, 2 or 4 members,
coverage is automatic in this plan.
Tier 3 members must elect the plan
by January 1, 2009, or within one year
of entering covered employment.
This election is irrevocable and pro-
vides Tier 3 members coverage under
the Tier 4 benefits of this plan. The
Nassau County Executive must certify
eligible employees. In addition,
employees must serve five years
with the Nassau County Fire Marshal
Department after January 1, 2008
before they are eligible to retire with
the benefits of this plan.

Creditable Service
     Creditable service includes all
service performed as a county fire
marshal, supervising county fire
marshal, fire marshal, assistant fire
marshal, assistant chief fire marshal
or chief fire marshal employed by
Nassau County. Credit may also be
granted for service earned in the
following eligible titles:
■ Member or officer of the
  New York State Police;
■ Paid firefighter, police officer or
  officer of an organized fire depart-
  ment or police force of any county,
  city, village, town, fire district or
  police district within New York State;
■ Criminal investigator in the office
  of a district attorney;
■ Certain military service.
     Since it may be necessary for
you to purchase or transfer some of
this service, please contact us to
determine eligibility.

Retirement Benefit
     Sections 89-w and 603(s) of the
Retirement and Social Security Law
(RSSL) provide a benefit equal to
50 percent of your final average salary
on completion of 25 years of creditable
service, regardless of age. If you are
a Tier 1 or 2 fire marshal, you will
receive an additional 1.66 percent
of your final average salary for all
service beyond 25 years, including
non-fire marshal county service.

Disability and Death Benefits
    Please consult your regular plan
booklet for information about disability
and death benefits.
World Trade
Center Presumption
     If you participated in the
World Trade Center rescue, recovery
or clean up efforts, you should be
aware of the benefits provided by the
World Trade Center Presumption law.
■ You may be eligible for an accidental
    disability retirement benefit if you
    become permanently disabled
    due to a qualifying condition and
    unable to perform your job.
■ You may be eligible to reclassify
    your service or disability retire-
    ment benefit to an accidental
    disability retirement benefit if you
    develop a qualifying condition
    after you retire.
■ Certain family beneficiaries may
    be eligible to receive an accidental
    death benefit if you die after retire-
    ment from a qualifying condition.
     There are specific eligibility
requirements and filing deadlines
that must be met for these benefits.
For more information, please read
our publication on laws affecting
public employees who participated
in The World Trade Center Site Rescue,
Recovery or Clean up Operations
(VO1834), available on our website
at www.osc.state.ny.us/retire.
For More Information
    If you have any questions, visit our
website at www.osc.state.ny.us/retire,
contact our Call Center toll-free at
1-866-805-0990, or 518-474-7736 in
the Albany, New York area, fax us at
518-402-4433 or write to us at:
      New York State and Local
        Retirement System
      110 State Street
      Albany, NY 12244-0001
     You can also make an appoint-
ment to meet with an Information
Representative at any of our 16 loca-
tions throughout the State. A list of
these consultation sites is available
from your employer, our website or
our Call Center.

VO1801 (Rev. 1/08)
© 2008, New York State and Local
Employees’ Retirement System
Printed on recycled paper

        This publication provides a general summary of
     membership benefits, rights and responsibilities, and is
     not a substitute for any New York State or Federal law.
 For specific information about your benefits, please contact us.

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