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Forest Rangers Plan

For PFRS Tier 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members

(Section 383-c)

Challenging a Determination

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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 directed to the Hearing Administration Bureau within four months of the determination. We will send you an acknowledgment letter and an explanation of the hearing process when we receive your written request. If you have questions regarding the hearing process, review our Administrative Hearing FAQs, email the Hearing Administration Bureau at Hearings@osc.state.ny.us or call us at 1-866-805-0990 or 518-474-7736 in the Albany, New York area.