Beneficiary Designation



Forms needed for retirees to name a beneficiary or report the death of a beneficiary. 

Form 501

Designation of Beneficiary – Post-Retirement Lump-Sum Death Benefit – Tier 2, Tier 4, and Tier 6
Designation of Beneficiary applications are no longer available for download on

To make changes to your beneficiaries or their designated guardians, log in to your MyNYCERS account and look for “Manage Beneficiaries” in the menu.

Don’t have a MyNYCERS account? Register for immediate access. 

Need help? For assistance accessing your MyNYCERS account, contact NYCERS at 347-643-3000.

To request a paper application, contact NYCERS’ Call Center or visit us at the Walk-in Center.