Coordinated Plan For ERS Tier 3 and 4 Members

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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 determination. As an alternative, you can email your request for a hearing and redetermination to our Hearing Administration Bureau at [email protected]

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 Hearings page, email the Hearing Administration Bureau at [email protected] or call us at 1-866-805-0990 or 518-474-7736 in the Albany, New York area.