Survivor Benefits


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:

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

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