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  • teaching after retiring from teaching

    Asked by someone from Newton, NJ on 9/15/2013

    I have been offered a long term substitute job in a first grade classroom in the district that I retired from. I would like to do it but am afraid of jeapardizing my pension. The teacher is very ill and might not return. Can I accept this position not knowing how long it will last? They mentioned putting me on the first step of the guide after 20 days. Am I allowed to accept that money without breaking a pension rule?

  • Categories: Public Employee Retirement System - PERS, Pensions and Retirement Benefits


  • Steve 


    San Francisco, CA

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  • Good question. You'll probably have to ask your pension administrator or HR office to find out the rules for substitute work and how that might impact your pension. For many public sector pensions - once you've earned enough credits you can typically do other work without having it impact your pension, but it's wise to check.

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