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Police and Fire Plan

For Tier 1, 2, 5 and 6 Members, and Tier 3 Members Covered by Article 11

(Sections 375-b and 375-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 a 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, please review our Administrative Hearing FAQs, email our 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.