Do you know a NYCERS member who passed away more than one year ago?
If so, do you believe that you might be entitled to a benefit on account of their death?
Please use one of the following search methods to find out:
1. Enter your name in the search field below to see if you are listed as a beneficiary; or
2. Enter the beneficiary’s name if you are the Legal Guardian or have Power of Attorney on their behalf; or
3. Enter the words Estate Of in the last-name field to find a deceased member whose beneficiary is his/her estate.
If there is a match, you can initiate the claim process on the next screen by printing an inquiry form. Once the completed form is returned to NYCERS, we will determine if you are entitled to a benefit and if so mail you paperwork to submit a formal claim.
You are welcome to check this site periodically to see if your name appears, but note that names are not added until the member has been deceased for at least one year.