Survivor Benefits


Survivor Benefits

Learn about benefits that may be available to the designated beneficiaries of NYCERS members and retirees.  


Report a Death

In order to begin the process of identifying the decedent and their beneficiaries, and determining the death benefits payable, NYCERS will need some general information, including the decedent’s:

  • Full name
  • Member number or pension number
  • Last four digits of their Social Security Number
  • Date of death
  • Place of death (City/State/Country)
  • Address
  • Informant’s information
  • Next of kin (including their address)

All of this information can be provided when reporting death online.