Public officials convicted of corruption who still receive their pension benefits is “absurd” and an “insult to injury” to taxpayers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Long Island earlier on Thursday.

Cuomo, speaking with reporters, said encouraged members of the public to lean on their state lawmakers to pass a pension forfeiture measure he proposed in January during the State of the State address.

“This is one where actually the people of the state can make a real difference,” Cuomo said. “I would ask them to reach out, call their assemblyperson, call their senator, and say revoke the pension of any person convicted of a crime in office, period.”

State lawmakers and Cuomo last year had agreed to a constitutional amendment that would strip those convicted of public corruption of their pensions. The GOP-led Senate approved the legislation, but the Democratic-controlled Assembly balked at the wording of the measure.

Ultimately, Assembly Democrats approved a different version of the amendment.

Cuomo’s comments come after state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office on Wednesday said the final pension calculation for former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos would exceed $95,000 a year. Skelos was convicted of corruption in December and officially removed from office as a result.

His former colleague, ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver, is due to receive an annual pension of $79,000.

“I think it’s terrible. I think it’s insulting to the public,” Cuomo said. “I’m outraged as a taxpaying citizen.”