In 2010, working in the MI charter schools, I qualified by age and years to collect retirement. My school had pulled out of the pension and my employer became a 3rd party employer. I called the pension and asked if I could retire and continue to work as a principal. They said no and one manager warned that if I collected and got caught I could lose my pension. I stopped asking. I now find out I could have been collecting and was just given bad information by pension people. I finally did retire and they gave me 1 year retroactive when I inquired. I have requested the other 3 years. They say no based on statue allowing them to give one year retroactive. But I feel that this is for someone who just failed to file. I tried to file and once warned about losing my pension I finally stopped asking. Why would they give me one year retro if they didn't think I was entitled and they had prevented me from applying. XXXX XXXX at *****@******.***
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