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jerseyguy504
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PLEASE HELP

Post by jerseyguy504 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:17 pm

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Re: PLEASE HELP

Post by HardTruth » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 am

At the minimum consult with an attorney

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Re: PLEASE HELP

Post by cop91 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:38 am

So you took the test when you were 35 years old. How old were you when you were employed by them? It sounds like you're currently 36 since you've been working for a year now. Most of the time it takes about 6 months for employers to enroll you into the PFRS system, however it should be back dated to your hire date. Do you have documentation that shows you were hired on a specific date?

I find it a little weird you didn't notice $180 - $360 a pay coming out of your paycheck each time. I would get documentation from your employer and hopefully you retained all of your pay stubs. Then I would go to the pension office in person, and speak to someone. Good luck.

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Post by jerseyguy504 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:23 am

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Post by aceshigh1300 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:40 pm

Individuals seeking employment with a municipality
in an eligible PFRS title who are over age 35 on the
closing date of the examination with a Civil Service
employer, or over age 35 on the date of hire with a
Non-Civil Service employer, even after reductions in
age have been taken into account, cannot establish
membership in any State-administered retirement
system. Since enrollment in the PFRS is a condition
of employment (N.J.S.A. 43:16A-3(1)), these individuals cannot be hired.

Definitely consult with an attorney. Only things I know of as far as being able to lower your age would be military membership on active duty during periods outlined in Employer's Pensions and Benefits Administration Manual or PFRS Member Guideline. The other being employed as a law enforcement officer somewhere else, some federal positions would qualify. Prior PERS time won't lower you age, just allow you to buy the time back. Though it sounds like even those might not help with a municipal position.

Options wise, after consulting an attorney, would be to explore the positions that allow law enforcement officers in PERS. Sheriff's Offices, County Prosecutor's Offices, State Colleges and a few state agencies.

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Re: PLEASE HELP

Post by jerseyguy504 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:49 pm

Hello

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Post by LisaR » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:54 pm

In reality, the age limit thing is a bit antiquated. Sheriff's Office's don't have a maximum hiring age yet some have patrol divisions that respond to calls, assist Police Departments and essentially perform many of the same functions as a civil service titled Municipal Police Officer. No to mention they attend the same Basic Course for Police Officers Academy. This is why New Jersey sucks. They should raise the age to 40 instead of 35.

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