Special 20- and 25-Year Plans

For PFRS Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members, (Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)

Challenging a Determination

Benefits can only be paid if they are authorized by law. If you do not meet all the eligibility requirements established by law, you will not receive a benefit. 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 initial determination. You may also email your request for a hearing and redetermination to our Hearing Administration Bureau. We will send you an acknowledgment letter with an explanation of the hearing process. If you have questions about the hearing process, please review our Administrative Hearing FAQs, email the Hearing Administration Bureau, or call us at 1-866-805-0990 (518-474-7736 in the Albany, New York area).