Cuomo files application for service retirement papers

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has filed his application for service retirement papers, the Office of the New York State Comptroller confirms.

The comptroller’s office says Cuomo filed the papers on Tuesday with his retirement effective date as Sept. 1.

According to a report done by the Empire Center, based on his salary and years in office, Cuomo could be eligible for just over $50,000 annually in pension funds.

Law requires a service retirement application to be filed for at least 15 days before it goes into effect, so Sept. 1 is the earliest it could take effect.

On Aug. 10, the governor announced he was resigning amid sexual harassment allegations and an impeachment investigation, and that he would be out of office by Aug. 24.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will replace him and become New York’s first female governor.

The impeachment investigation was suspended on Friday, but the Assembly Judiciary Committee behind it said the results will be made public.