Special 20- and 25-Year Plans
For PFRS Tier 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members
(Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)
Challenging a Determination
We can pay only those benefits authorized by law, and cannot pay you any benefits if you do not meet all the eligibility requirements established by law. If you believe that your benefit has been incorrectly denied or improperly calculated, you may request a hearing and redetermination to be held before an independent hearing officer.
Your request must be in writing and filed with the Hearing Administration Bureau within four months of the determination. As an alternative, you can email your request for a hearing and redetermination to our Hearing Administration Bureau at Hearings@osc.state.ny.us. We will send you an acknowledgment letter with an explanation of the hearing process when we receive your written request. If you have questions regarding the hearing process, please review our Administrative Hearing FAQs, email the Hearing Administration Bureau or call us at 1-866-805-0990 or 518-474-7736 in the Albany, New York area.