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.