Beneficiary

Form 560

Selection by Beneficiary(ies) of a Tier 2 Member to Annuitize the Ordinary Death Benefit
Form #560

This form gives the designated beneficiary(ies) of a Tier 2 member who died during active service the opportunity to choose to receive the Ordinary Death Benefit under Section 448 of Retirement and Social Security Law as an annuity, rather than as a lump-sum payment. This form must be filed within 90 days after the date that NYCERS is notified of the member’s death.

Fact Sheet 748

How to Qualify for the COVID-19 Accidental Death Benefit
Fact Sheet #748

Chapter 89 of the Laws of 2020 awards an Accidental Death Benefit to the Eligible Beneficiary(ies) of certain deceased Members/Retirees whose death was caused by or was related to COVID-19. This fact sheet describes the eligibility, filing, and documentation requirements which must be met in order to qualify for the COVID-19 Related Accidental Death Benefit.