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April 01, 2020

TRS and ERS Retirement: Filing for Disability Protection — What You Need to Know.

Source:  NYSUT Communications
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New York State Teachers Retirement Sysytem (TRS)

If you face a potentially life-threatening illness or surgery, consider filing a disability retirement application. Doing this provides a safety net for you and your beneficiaries.

NYSTRS one-page document on how to file
https://www.nystrs.org/nystrs/media/pdf/library/video%20transcripts/disability_transcript.pdf

NYSTRS video on filing for protection
https://www.nystrs.org/Library/Videos/Member-Information/Filing-for-Disability-Protection-What-You-Need-to

PLEASE NOTE: For assistance filling out this document, please contact the NYSTRS Disability Unit directly at 800-348-7298, ext.6010 or one of the NYSTRS Teacher Trustees listed below:

Retired Member Representative:

  • David Keefe • 516-741-1241

In-Service Member Representatives:

 


New York State Employees Retirement System (ERS)

The Office of the Comptroller has new guidance for those filing for retirement during the COVID-19 emergency, including advice on filing for disability retirement.

Filing For Retirement During the COVID-19 Emergency

Call the ERS Contact Center at 866-805-0990, or reach out to NYSUT’s ERS consultants, with further questions.

NYSUT ERS Consultants

Trudi Davis
Tarrytown Region
518-749-0905
Trudi.Davis@nysut.org

Karen McLean
Nassau/Suffolk Regions
518-625-1966
Karen.Mclean@nysut.org

Cheryl Rockhill
N. Country/Potsdam Region
518-240-8890
Cheryl.Rockhill@nysut.org

Virginline Woodall
Syracuse Region
518-617-0268
Virginline.Woodall@nysut.org

 

 

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