New York State officials are reviewing a retirement incentive that helped boost the pension for the former chief financial officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to $233,000 a year.

Aaron Blanco received a $125,000 severance payment that increased his compensation to nearly $500,000 when he stepped down in 2010.

Eric Sumberg of the New York Comptroller's Office told The Record newspaper officials are reviewing a state law that prohibited employees from taking advantage of the 2010 retirement incentive if they were also to receive certain end-of-career payouts.

The Port Authority tells the newspaper Blanco's severance payment was based on a 1996 agreement made under prior leadership and such perks have been eliminated.

Blanco could not be reached for comment.

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